"The function of propaganda is, for example, not to weigh and ponder the rights of different people, but exclusively to emphasize the one right which it has set out to argue for. Its task is not to make an objective study of the truth, in so far as it favors the enemy, and then set it before the masses with academic fairness; its task is to serve our own right, always and unflinchingly.
It was absolutely wrong to discuss war-guilt from
the standpoint that Germany alone could not be held
responsible for the outbreak of the catastrophe; it
would have been correct to load every bit of the
blame on the shoulders of the enemy, even if this had
not really corresponded to the true facts, as it
"There is a temptation for the writer or the teacher Of Church history to want to tell everything, whether it is worthy or faith promoting or not. Some things that are true are not very useful...
In an effort to be objective impartial, and scholarly a writer or a teacher may unwittingly be giving equal time to the adversary...
In the Church we are not neutral. We are
one-sided. There is a war going on and we are engaged
in it. It is the war between good and evil, and we
are belligerents defending the good. We are therefore
obliged to give preference to and protect all that is
represented in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and we
have made covenants to do it."