Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz
I think the bit where, in 2nd ed, to be an Abyssal you had to honestly go "Yes, I am willing to destroy the world." It couldn't be like "I take your deal Mask of Winters, so I can get revenge on my murderer (but I won't help him destroy the world)" and then the Mask manouevres you into helping his greater plot, or "I will slay those who desecrate the corpses of my ancestors" or "I'll be a bridge between the living and the dead". You had to actually, willingly, be up for destroying the world, even if just for a couple of really angry minutes.
And that damns you forever? What even is damnation, etc. etc.
At the end of the day, I think Exalted's treatment of morality shouldn't be less nuanced than that of The Good Place