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May 23, 1963 - Image 8

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"Kommunist," the Moscow organ which gives the Party Line inside the Soviet Union
recently said this of Moral Re-Armament:
ORAL RE-ARMAMENT is certainly the prominent association which aims to save Western civili-
zation from Communism. It has staff headquarters in Europe, Asia and America. These people
fhold assemblies in Latin America and even organize Pan-African conferences.... The leaders
of Moral Re-Armament claim it is superior to capitalism and Communism.... At a time when the morals
of the bourgeois world are bankrupt, the prophets of Moral Re-Armament say that the world requires an
ideology to satisfy the longing for absolute standards, an ideology able to move the herats of the privi-
leged as well as the under-privileged. . . . They train fficers, philosophers, film directors and move with
200, 300, or 400 people in strength with up-to-date technical equipment, radio transmitters, libraries....
Not long ago they issued a call to Communists through full pages in the pres.. In this the Communists
are challenged to take part in 'the greatest revolution of all time.' These people say the problem is
neither Communism nor capitalism, but the necessity to change human nature to the roots. They puff
themselves up with pride and even suggest to Marxists they should change and take up an ideology that
is for everybody. This is really the most bold stroke that has come from these propagandists of reconcilia-
tion and forgiveness."
As Mr. Khrushchev and his followers try to explain attitudes of Moral Re-Armament,
it is important to state what Moral Re-Armament is for and what it is against.

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FOR
INTELLIGENT NATIONAL SECURITY.
A FREE PRESS.
COMMUNISTS, FASCISTS, OTHER "ISTS," or anybody
willing to pay the price of changing themselves in a revo-
lutionary bid to change society.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to be a pattern of,
unity and purpose for the world.
A SOCIETY where no man is handicapped by color, race,
background or upbringing, all have the chance of full,
satisfying life.
PEACE.
A REVOLUTION OF CHANGE-social, economic, na-
tional, universal, founded on personal change.
FULL AND PERMAMENT EMPLOYMENT in industry
that meets the needs of humanity rather than brimming
the pockets of a few while the bellies of many stay void.
GOD'S STANDARD OF HONESTY that means no skele-
tons in any closet and a fair day's work for a fair day's
wage.
GOD'S STANDARD OF ABSOLUTE PURITY.
MARRIAGES THAT LAST because they are a promise,
for better, for worse, held sacred by partners and people.
GREAT ART in theater, films, television.

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AGAINST
Sexual deviants in high places who protect potential
spies.
Those who bully newspapermen for obeying their con-
science. And newspapermen who abuse their liberty by
distorting or supressing news of Moral Re-Armament.
Communism, Facism, or any small perilous "ism" which
abolishes God, and sets race against race, class against
class, color against color, man against man, in an atomic
age.
Debunkers of patriotism, who decry the past, debase the
present and destroy the future; a United States which
criticizes other countries but is itself deeply divided.
Leaders of society and government who betray their
trust, and use influence and power to force decadence
upon us-bigots who try to persecute those unwilling
to compromise or to cover up.
Pacifism, which seems t make war certain. Leaders who
cry "peace" but create conditions that lead to war. Phil-
osophers and fools who cry "peace" but train men to live
like a beast, and so doom him to live like a beast, treat
others like beasts, and march the path to slaughterhouse
or zoo.
Reaction, which strives to change everybody else except
itself.
Steely selfishness of right, acid bitterness of left which
create class war, lock-outs, unofficial strikes and lead
inevitably to national bankruptcy and war.
Human "honesty" which publishes other people's short-
comings while covering up its own, tells men to get as
much as they can in return for as little as possible.
Homosexuality, lesbianism, pornography, adultery, lies
which say sin is no longer sin when enough people come
to like it. Preoccupation with dirt which robs a nation
of sweat and skill and helps to lose its markets.
Divorce by consent whether legalized or wangled.
Producers and critics who uplift grime as genius and bar
those who stand for decency, faith and honor.
Human selfishness that elevates "number one" into the
national idol, says all who refuse to worship it are
squares.
Human "love" that tells men evil is all right, cannot be
cured and so says there is nothing to forgive and that
man- can manage by himself.
Lies invented by knaves, endorsed by the experts and
swallowed by fools, which separate a nation from moral
and spiritual rebirth.
Those in and out of churches who use theology, science,
personal compromise and position to rob the nations of

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GOD'S STANDARD OF
the pursuit of a goal all
-the remaking of the
men governed by God.
GOD'S STANDARD OF
forgiving it.

UNSELFISHNESS which means
humanity can accept and share
world based on government by
LOVE that cures evil as well as

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TRUTH.
GOD, CHRIST AS PERSONAL FRIEND AND SAVIOUR,
a Church aflame with the Holy SDirit.

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