Religion: Godless Pique

In London last autumn the World Union of Freethinkers held a convention (TIME, Sept. 19). Scareheaded by some religious papers as a "Godless Congress," the milk-mild meeting piqued Soviet Russian Godless leaders because it was not nearly atheistic enough. Last week a long article in Antireligioznik, Soviet Godless journal, analyzed the meeting's skimmed milk. Its complaint: because of the "Protestant mentality" of the London delegates, too much attention was paid to the "danger of the Vatican. . . . The reactionary role of other religions was insufficiently illustrated, as all are equally harmful."

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