Religion: Dedication to Caesar

Youngsters in Germany's East Zone may be confirmed as Christians but, according to a new plan, also are to be confirmed as Communists. The Red government recently announced that boys and girls just graduating from school should undergo "Youth Dedications," at which they will be indoctrinated, converted to atheism and pledged to the service of the state. Last week the Evangelical Church delivered a quick counterpunch. Children participating in such ceremonies, proclaimed a pastoral letter read in East Zone pulpits, will not be eligible for church confirmation: "Our Lord Jesus Christ said, 'He...

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