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January 16, 2018

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djf

Back in the 80s, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, I met an older man who had come to the West from one of the Warsaw Pact countries (Czechoslovakia, I think). He was no fan of Communism as actually practiced, but he said the same thing as Putin about Communism (in theory, anyway) and Christianity being the same thing. He seemed to really believe it.

Stephen K

"freedom, justice, brotherhood, equality"

Though if you are willing to play about a little with definitions (and Communists love doing that), you could say the same thing about any ideology you care to name, up to and including fascism.

David Wallace

An old Russian, Soviet era, joke:
Q: What is the difference between Christianity and Socialism?
A: Well, in Christianity, there is life after death, while under Socialism, there is posthumous rehabilitation.

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