Religion: Pagan Goddess?

What is the basic issue between Christianity and Communism? A correspondent asked Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr: "Is it not quite simply that the Christian faith values the individual and respects his dignity, while Communism values the state and subordinates the individual to the collective?"

Last week, in the Niebuhr-edited fortnightly Christianity and Crisis, Protestant Theologian Niebuhr gave his answer: no. The point of view held by his questioner, Niebuhr points out, represents "a most pathetic perversion of the Christian faith and a serious misinterpretation of Communism." Far from being a Christian concept, says Niebuhr...

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