The present age has seen a great slump in humanist values.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
The greatest obstacle to international understanding is the barrier of language.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.
Yet humanitarianism is not a purely Christian movement any more than it is a purely humanist one.
Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in theorder of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Man can know his world without falling back on revelation; he can live his life without feeling his utter dependence on supernatural powers.
But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.