Science in Christian Perspective

Letter to the Editor



The Scientist and His Faith
Donald W. De Jong
Research Biologist
Western Regional Lab
Pleasant Hill, California

From: JASA 18 (June 1966): 60-61.

Dr. McIntyre's views that Communism is no longer a threat to the Free World is a delusion and not in accord with the facts. Russia remains our number one external enemy and the Communist Party USA continues to exert influence far beyond the number of actual party members. Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of 'Investigation, clearly spelled out the dangers of internal subversion in his 1965 Annual Fiscal Report to Congress. Communist infiltration of the civil rights movement, the current "peace" offensive, and revolutionary efforts in Latin America and elsewhere were identified in Mr. Hoover's report. As Christian men of science we should be alert to this problem and ready to cite evidence if need arises to convince the average uninformed American citizen. Our sole concern should be for truth, even when unpleasant; wishful thinking should play no part in our interpretation of current events. Christ himself said: "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." And may I add parenthetically. . . . and keep us free.