My dearest girlfriend,
We communist have a high casualty rate. We're 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 communist 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 one great overshadowing factor, the struggle for world communism. We have a philosophy to live which no amount of money could buy. We have a cause to fight for, a definite purpose in life. We subordinate our petty personal lives into a great movement of humanity. If our personal lives seem hard or our egos appeal to suffer through subordination to the party, 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. It is my hobby ,my sweetheart, my wife,my mistress, my bread,my meat. I work at it in the daytime and I dream of it at night. Its hold on me grows, not lessens as time goes on. Therefore, I cannot carry on a relationship with you any longer, no longer a love affair, not even a conversation with others without relating it to this force which drive and guides my life. I evaluate books and people and ideas and actions according to how they affect this communist cause and by their attitude toward it. I've already been in jail because of my ideals, and, if necessary, I'm ready to go before a firing squad.
Your commie soon to be ex-boyfriend,
No that letter wasn't for me nor wish it was. A church minister published this letter many, many years ago to show somehow the kind of commitment a man has towards his cause and posing the challenge to the followers of Christ to do more for the king, the one who holds the future. If one man could give up his personal happiness, his very life for the success of one ideology, cant Christians do the same or more... Its good to be reminded from time to time of what have we done for Him who first loved us before we loved Him. And be asked what sacrifices are we ready to undergo to glorify His name? At this time and age where most people seek personal gratification, I still do believe, genuine Christians will rise up during dark and trying times. May we proudly say, we belong to the the latter's tribe! Hallelujah!!