Religion: Christian Realism

Having failed to check Christianity in East Germany by simple harassment, the Communists there have shifted tactics a bit. Like the Chinese Reds, they are now trying to wreck the Christian churches by infiltrating them. Last week the Communist-run East German Christian Democratic Union Party published a set of 22 articles setting forth the point of view which "Christian realism" now directs all East Germans to adopt.

The first few theses are fairly unexceptionable statements about peace, loving one's neighbor and "the dignity of work" (plus a reminder that Christians can count on the Christian Democratic Union Party to lead them "to...

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