God’s law that all men shall reap as they sow operates inexorably, and America seems to be reaping a bumper crop of dissension, disaffection, and hatred. Some of the causes are easy to see. One is the dialectic that undergirds Communism, historic materialism. This philosophy is purely humanistic and is viciously anti-God, not simply agnostic or neutral. Humanism has dug deep into the churches, and their present troubles are in large measure due to the humanistic, secularistic stance of some who still profess to be Christians. Until humanism has been met and overcome, the churches will continue to decline.

In this issue college president Everett Cattell suggests that students be given tuition grants that they could use in the colleges of their choice. He sees this as a way out of the pressing financial predicament of privately supported religious and secular schools. His remarks are distinctly controversial, and I’m sure not all our readers will agree with him all the way. But the problem must be aired. Bruce Lockerbie analyzes the contemporary theater and asserts that Christians don’t have to immerse themselves in filth to be relevant.

July 4 will bring a great assemblage of people to the nation’s capital for an Honor America Day that includes among its sponsors Billy Graham and Bob Hope. Patriotism is no sin, and love of country is essential for a strong and progressive society. I still love America and hope it will ever be the land of the brave and the free.

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