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Let me begin by sharing with you a letter that was written by a young communist to his girl friend. He was breaking off his relationship with her

because of his devotion to the communist cause. She gave the letter to her pastor, who gave the letter to Billy Graham. Billy Graham published the

letter. Here it is:

“We communists have a high casualty rate. We are the ones who get shot and hung and ridiculed and fired from our jobs and in every other way made as

uncomfortable as possible. A certain percentage of us get killed or imprisoned. We live in virtual poverty. We turn back to the party every penny we

make above what is absolutely necessary to keep us alive.

We communists do not have the time or the money for many movies or concerts or T-bone steaks or decent homes or new cars. We’ve been described as

fanatics. We are fanatics. Our lives are dominated by our great, overshadowing factor: the struggle for world communism. We have a philosophy of

life, which no amount of money could buy. We have a cause to fight for, a definite purpose in life. We subordinate our petty personal selves into a

great movement of humanity; and if our personal lives seem hard or our egos appear to suffer through subordination to the party, then we are

adequately compensated by the thought that each of us, in his small way, is contributing to something new and true and better for mankind.

There is one thing in which I am dead earnest about, and that is the communist cause. It is my life, my business, my religion, my hobby, my

sweetheart, my wife, my...

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