Quote of the day

I hadn’t heard of Walker Percy before this, but his statement here is very interesting indeed.

In this world goodness is destined to be defeated. But a man must go down fighting. That is the victory. To do anything less is to be less than a man.

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You have a choice in your actions. By W.carter (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
That’s an extraordinarily defeatist viewpoint, that goodness is destined to be defeated. Personally it is one that I would disagree in the strongest terms with, I would point to the victories of goodness and unity in the world, of triumphs of goodness in relationships and more broadly cross-continents.

But it is a viewpoint that could be defended, and the point in particular that a man must fight for goodness right until he can fight no longer is one that I strongly endorse. If there is one thing that we should push for, struggle and fight for, it is goodness.

 

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