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Thursday, July 9, 2009

The inevitable "Hitler" comparisons

Today, while over at Makarios' blog, I came across the usual claptrap about how Hitler was supposedly a "Christian". Hitler was many things, however him being a practicing Christian is not one of them. Why doesnt anyone who really wants to examine the question with an open mind ever look at what he did rather than focus upon any sort of church attendence that he might have had in his youth? This should settle the entire matter in a heartbeat, however for the anti-God set, this would be too easy. Better to just find a few obscure quotes from when he was running for office and would have said anything rather than give up the poster-child of atheistic relativism. VD asked a good question awhile back over at his blog that I still havent heard a good answer to. If Hitler was such a committed Christian, why did he grow up to be somebody who tried to destroy both the Catholic and Protestant churches of Germany?

Today while surfing the net I came across this webpage that has an abundance of information on the subject should anyone so desire. In addition to links for the OSS papers prepared for the Nuremburg Trials that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt what the Nazis were trying to do, I came across the following quotation from Nazi henchman Martin Bormann.

"The Christian churches have long been aware that exact scientific knowledge poses a threat to their existence. Therefore, by means of such psuedo-sciences as theology, they take great pains to suppress or falsify scientific research....No one would know anything about Christianity if pastors had not crammed it down his throat in his childhood. The so-called loving God by no means reveals the knowledge of His existence to young people, but amazingly enough and despite His omnipotence, He leaves this to the efforts of a pastor. When in the future our youth no longer hear anything about this Christianity, whose doctrine is far below our own, Christianty will automatically disappear."

Now I ask you dear friends, who does the above sound more like? Richard Dawkins and the "New Atheists" or Billy Graham and Bishop Fulton Sheen?

UPDATE: While reading over NUMEROUS articles on the subject these last couple of days, I came across a passage that, I think, sums up this subject very well. From adherents.com
"On occaison we have read people claim that "Hitler was a Catholic" or "Hitler was a Christian" in a meaningful way implying that Christianity or Catholicism was the primary impetus for the Nazi Reich. Such claims are simply vitriolic attacks occaisionally voiced by ideologically anti-Christian, anti-Semite or pro-Nazi people. Historians agree that Hitler was pointedly anti-Christian. we are not aware of any published sources from acknowledged academic historians or writers that identify Adolf Hitler as significantly Catholic or Christian in his motivations as an adult. If anybody writes to us to point out such resources, we will be happy to cite them and refer to them here."
I think that the above summation is one we can all agree on. (Except perhaps NGITS) Link to the cited article.


No Guy in the Sky said...

Do I need to copy and paste everything from Maks blog, just to make you look foolish?

JD Curtis said...

Start by answering the question that I posed at the bottom of the thread. If you like you can answer the question that I posed to you @ Mak's thread.