SIR,—A Methodist of many years' standing, I was pleased to see in the CATHOLIC Herod.° a spirited protest against the futility and inhumanity of aerial bombing, and it is to me a matter of deep regret that the Protestant papers I purchase would simply not have the courage or the frankness to publish a letter calling into question the conduct of the war.
It is, also, to me, a matter of the deepest sorrow that Christian leaders do not register a protest that such methods will not, and cannot, bring about the Christian State we all so fervently desire.
I notice also, on your front page, a " 10 point programme for peace," this again would be taboo in toy own press which actually says we must wade through a welter of blood to the very end, and any talk of peace is to them " defeatist," I thank you for allowing to be said what so many are thinking.
GEORGE T. BITTERLING. Nottingham.