Sinister Men

Whittaker Chambers wrote: “If God exists man cannot be a communist, which begins with a rejection of God. But if God does not exist, it follows that Communism, or some suitable variation of it, is right.”

But why must this be so? Radio and cable TV talkers rarely mention God, yet profess a profound hatred of communists. But they have too narrow a view of what communism is. Communism is the belief that man can set the world right. And anyone who thinks that everything would be fine if only we could triumph over our political enemies is a communist.

J. Douglas Johnson is the executive editor of Touchstone and the executive director of the Fellowship of St. James.

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