That humble expression of faith is the beginning of wisdom in the battle against Communism.
The fundamental philosophy of Communism can be answered only by a firm and enlightened belief in God. Nothing will give more strength to the hand-to-hand combat against the conspiracy, made possible by a knowledge of its techniques, than a great Credo from the hearts and minds of the American people. Those who are educated and among whom the ravages of unbelief have particularly paved the way for an acceptance of the doctrines of Red slavery, have a peculiar obligation to assert: ‘I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.’ That humble expression of faith is the beginning of wisdom in the battle against Communism.
–Louis F. Budenz, former prominent US Communist, in his 1954 book “The Techniques of Communism”