Is death the worst thing – the “prime evil?”
And survival the best thing?
Pleasure is everything – and pain should be avoided at all costs….
It might be true, if you believe that death is the end – and nothing outside of life matters.
I choose to believe that humans matter – and we matter forever.
Of course, if I were on the other side, that would be a great lie to tell.
They, of course, do tend to regard death as the prime evil and survival as the greatest good. But that is because we have taught them to do so.
–C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters