Religion: Protestants & the Bomb

Is it un-Christian to manufacture the hydrogen bomb? The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, indicating that no other course is practicable, has endorsed President Truman's decision to develop the bomb. But the Protestants cannot agree. Last week the Executive Committee of the Federal Council of Churches wrestled with the problem, finally worked out a statement which showed the same cleavage on the subject of war as was evident at the 1948 Amsterdam conference.

"Some of us," said the statement, "feel deeply that the hydrogen bomb does not present a new and different moral issue but sheds vivid light on the wickedness of...

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