Religion: The Atom & the Archbishop

Sometimes just to declare Christian doctrine can shock and stir bitter debate—even among Christians. Last week Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, the Archbishop of Canterbury, did just that. Asked to comment on a tract by Author Philip Toynbee (who argued that nuclear destruction was so terrible that the only solution was immediate disarmament and peace with the Russians on any terms, even surrender), the Archbishop had replied with a tart reminder that man cannot live by dread alone. Wrote the Archbishop:

"I am convinced that it is never right to settle any policy simply out of fear of the consequences . . . For...

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