Foreign News: Ludendorff on Wodan

Not a few disgruntled Prussian militarists of the Ludendorff school blame Germany's loss of the War on Christianity. They have started a cult of Wodan, the Teuton's remorseless God of War. Last week a sermon on Wodan was preached by General Erich von Ludendorff himself to a group of Wodanists assembled in the Prussian province of Schleswig-Holstein.

"Charlemagne introduced Jewish Christianity into Germany," began the General with a baleful glare. "He destroyed the ancient Teutonic faith in Wodan. . . . Behind all our troubles lie Charlemagne and the Pope."

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