Religion: Dangerous Rival

Is it possible for a Christian to be a Communist? It depends on what you mean by "Communist," says the Archbishop of York. Last week the Most Rev. Cyril Forster Garbett said that the early Christians were real communists, whose precept and practice had virtually disappeared from the earth.

"But," he said, "different as modern Communism is ... it need not be inconsistent with Christian faith and life. There are many Christians who are convinced that there is much more in common between Christianity and Communism than between Christianity and Capitalism. In Russia there are millions of Orthodox who are loyal citizens...

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