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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 4 March 30, 1938

God versus Marx

God versus Marx.

Other questions referred to the difficulty of arguing religion with a communist, with his apparent watertight philosophy based on dialectic materialism. The general opinion was that argument was useless; the Christian could only witness to the actual changes within himself and others, and their results, as evidence for Christianity. Mr. A. B. Cochran, lecturer in English said:

"The only thing Christians can do is to testify to the work Christianity has done for them. I have found in Christianity a completely satisfying revelation of the character of God. I have found God a complete answer to the problems of evil, in my own life and in the world. Finally I have found in Him something to live for. Some will devote their lives to Fascism. tennis, or Esperanto. To me as a Christian, such things are simply not big enough. What really matters is the kingdom of God.

"If Christianity does solve the conflict in a man's mind it gives him a big advantage over one who is continually suffering from a mental struggle".