Renewal as a Way of Life: A Guidebook for Spiritual Growth

Lovelace, Richard F.

InterVarsity, 1985

p. 115

“At the end of William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the young hero is saved from death at the hands of his companions, former choirboys, by the forces of law and order: the crew from a warship designed to kill men from rival nations. This says it all. The very powers which keep us from killing one another are not angelic. They are ultimately part of systems which are engaged in the planetary equivalent of gang fights.”