Religion: Defiance in Norway

On Easter Sunday nearly 11,000 Norwegian clergymen resigned in protest against the Quisling regime—leaving only about 40 retaining their posts.

So said a dispatch this week from Oslo. The mass resignation followed another coat turning by Vidkun Quisling, who decided to call himself a theologian. Claiming ex-officio standing as "First Bishop" of the established Lutheran Church of Norway, Quisling announced a "new Norwegian Christianity based on race and Lebensraum."

All Quisling's claims, threats and promises have simply made the stubborn Norse churchmen still more stubborn. Norse religious resistance has been growing ever since the very first decree Quisling issued, directing every Norse child...

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