According to the February Voice of the Martyrs newsletter, North Korea is the most restrictive nation against religion, especially Christianity. The communist government made Christianity illegal in 1948.

Christianity is considered worse than narcotics. Of course, Karl Marx called religion "the opiate of the people."

Thirty thousand of North Korea's Christians are suffering in kwanliso prison camps where they are locked in cages like animals. According to VOM, many inmates in those camps die of starvation.

North Korea is one of 37 nations whose governments are restrictive of religious freedom. Thirty-one other nations are hostile against Christianity.

Communist, fascist and other totalitarian governments have killed millions in their desire for "freedom from religion."

In our U.S.A., atheist organizations, such as Freedom from Religion, seem to want us to be one of those 68 restrictive and hostile nations.

Richard D. Swift

Monmouth, Illinois

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