of hysteria, as twenty-two years ago.6 We seem just as gullible as our forbears of whom Samuel Butler ( 1612- 1680) wrote in "Hudibras":
"For as we make war for the king
"Against Himself, the self-same Thing.
"Some will not stick to swear we do
"For God, and for Religion too".(7)
June 7, 1940
"These 'voluntary grants' are in lieu of property taken away from the Church in former times and they are independent of Church taxes. By the process of Gleichschaltung the Church had already by 1936 lost 5,185,000 marks that the Bavarian Government had been accustomed to pay. These things were clearly set forth in "The Struggle for Religious Freedom in Germany" by Arthur S. Duncan-Jones ( Victor Gollancz, London, 1938) which deals with the Protestant and Catholic effort to maintain their freedom to criticize political forces and political and social measures from the standpoint of their position and the Church, and to influence or control the education of youth.
"Though the Nazis have jailed over 10,000 pastors, priests and monks for long or short periods, an unknown number have been beaten to death, the churches stand far higher in German esteem today than they did in the easy-going '20s. Church congregations have grown remarkably. Sales of the Bible have shot up from 830,000 copies in 1933 to 1,225,000 in 1939, topping Mein Kampf by about 200,000." Each bishop has been required to "promise to honor the constitutional government and to cause the clergy of my diocese to honor it" ( Time,