Religion: The Menace

The U.S.S.R.'s League of Militant Godless was disbanded in 1941 to boost wartime morale, and possibly to please the other nations of the Grand Alliance. But the fact marked no real change in Russia's rulers; religion was still a menace. Last week the Soviet Society for Political and Scientific Research, by way of the Leningrad radio, announced a new, all-out campaign against the "medieval Christian outlook." The drive, to be conducted on "an entirely scientific basis," will involve a large number of propagandists armed with anti-religious films and some 20 million pamphlets. Trumpeted the society's chairman: "The struggle against the Gospel...

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