Religion: Atheists & Foxholes

Despite pious rumor, there are atheists in foxholes. So writes Transport Chaplain Lewis A. Myers in the current Arkansas Baptist: "Foxholes are not valid agents for making Christians, for destroying atheists or for driving men to God. ... If you desire a man to come out of a foxhole with something, you had better send him in with something.

"In load after load of returning soldiers ... we find 80% of them listen to the gospel with more scepticism than . . . ever ... stay away from religious services . . . with less scruples . . . curse more and...

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