Religion: Sympathy & Division

Can a Christian find good in Communism? It depends where he looks, says Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury. Speaking last week in London's red brick Church House, in the shadow of Westminster Abbey, the archbishop denounced "the black tyranny of ... atheistic and imperialistic Communism" in Eastern Europe. But he thought that Communism in the Orient might wear a different guise. Said he:

"In the Far East, it can easily be seen not as a tyranny but, at present, as a liberation . . . from social evils too long and unheedingly accepted. Realization of this fact must make us feel...

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