A Philosophy to Live By

He had entered the story. He had accepted the values. Like Beowulf, he would be loyal and go to his death in battle. He was a romantic at heart; and Kirk’s materialism could never provide him a philosophy to live by.

Becoming C.S. Lewis p. 259

Indeed, how can one, with integrity, live by materialism? One can’t hold to any other ideal for there is none but chance: no purpose, no meaning, no consistent ethic can raise its hand and say, “This I know.” No sword can administer true justice because there is no such thing. My actions can’t offend chance. 

But if the stories are true . . . . 

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