Personally, I stick to my idea that we are watching the birth, more than the death, of a World. Peace cannot mean anything but a HIGHER PROCESS OF CONQUEST. The world is bound to belong to its most active elements. Just now, the Germans deserve to win because, however bad or mixed is their spirit, they have more spirit than the rest of the world.
-Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, 1940
quoted in John Lukacks' The Duel
via Rich Leonardi
Chardin has been accused of multiple heresies, beginning the Piltdown man hoax, and now this. He's a favorite of many greyhaired Catholic progressives who would go apoplectic upon hearing these words.