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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 13. October 4, 1951

It Gets Worse

It Gets Worse

Like many a fascist banner before it, the communist manifesto proclaims "Happiness through hate." By opposing and hating the imperialist, the fascist, the enemy (all the same the warmongers), to end them; and then there will be such an earthly paradise as we have never seen—for those of us who survive communism to see it. Christianity nays that just as through the grace of God there is always good in this world, so there will also, through the grace of Satan, be evil. Christ said, "You have heard that it was said. Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thy enemy. But I tell you, Love your enemies, do good to those who haste you, pray for those who persecute and insult you." Through hate to happiness, or by overcoming hate to heaven? Which is it to be, Mr. Piper? Who is betraying the teachings of Christ? Who is saying, "Love your enemies"?