Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Nazis and Christianity

The Nazis and Christianity
By Bruce Walker

My recent American Thinker article "The Godless Delusion" generated a substantial volume of email and comment from atheists. Although I have directly responded to some of the people, assertions they have made -- some politely and others rudely -- require a detailed response. I have decided to focus on one particular theme that was most common: Many atheists presume that the Nazis were a weird variation of Christianity.


The sources that I use come from very old books, rather than Wikipedia. I own these books and the books were written during the very years in which Nazism came to power. The authors of these books came from a wide variety of perspectives -- Christian, Jewish, atheist, Marxist and the like. All of the material in this article is replicated in which also has much more specifically researched and footnoted sources for each position.

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http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/11/the_nazis_and_christianity.html

10 Comments:

Blogger FairestWitness said...

Wow, this column was excellent. Rich in attribution from solid sources and a real eye-opener to me. The propaganda which has been disseminated for years, trying to tie in Christianity with Hitler's Nazi regime has been completely repudiated by this important piece.

Thank you Donal for sharing this with all of us. Knowledge is power and you just posted a powerful post!

6:46 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

I have known for years that the nazis hated any trace of the G*D of the Bible, they were determined pagans, and this excellent article proves it!
From their own lips they condemned themselves...

tmw

7:53 AM  
Blogger Obob said...

I love how he uses books not wikipedia. People tend to forget books can be used for reference.

8:28 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

Yes,oBob, it's great to see real attribution to books written long before Wikipedia or the Internet were even invented. Back when the truth was printed and facts were reported. The real no spin zone.

8:54 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I just use Wiki for dates a little geographical stuff....

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were the Nazis Christians? According to my wife's 82 year old grandmother who was born and raised in Manheim, Germany, nearly all of the Nazis were Christians. As a 16 year old girl she married a high-ranking Army officer who was "compelled" to join the Nazi party. She claims that the Nazis she knew grew up in the Manheim Lutheran Church, just like her.

I've dealt with this same sort of issue while arguing with anti-Semites at various websites, most notabley FrontPage Magazine. Here's the typical question or accusation:
"Why are so many communists and leftists Jewish?"

My answer is that they ARE NO LONGER JEWISH! Jewish is NOT a race. Jews, most Arabs, Assyrians, Kurds and many Northeast Africans are Semites. Semites are a subgroup of Caucasians, in the same manner that southern Italians, Greeks, Spaniards and Maltese differ from Northern Europeans. So us Jews are actually a subgroup of Caucasians.

Judaism is behavioral in my opinion. Being a true Jew means that you adhere to the most important laws given to us by G-d. Those are the Ten Commandments. The first group of those Commandments deal with our relationship to G-d!

Being a Communist PRECLUDES a person from being Jewish because Communists violate nearly every one of the Ten Commandments in the practice of their new religion. In other words if you're a commie, you lose your "Jewish membership card!"

The EXACT same thing could be said about Christians who became Nazis. By joining and supporting such a VILE organization, which violates nearly every aspect of Christianity, a German, Austrian or Czeck could no longer claim to be a good Christian.

The proof of that came when so many of the upper echelon Nazis became Neo-Pagan cultists worshipping old Norse gods and other weird garbage. If Christianity was comfortable for them, they would have stuck with it.

True Cristianity, like true Judaism, is incompatable with any Totalitarian ideology. So the answer is:

THE NAZIS LOST THEIR CHRISTIAN MEMBERSHIP CARD!


Morgan

3:50 PM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

Excellent analysis and very logical conclusions Morgan!

I agree with your assessment.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! My Puerto Rican beach mutt agrees with me too. She just gave me a good lick! Your opiniopn matters quite a bit more though. :-)

Morgan

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, very true Morgan. well said. The idea that Hiltelr and the Nazis were Christians, doing ''The Lords work..'' or any such nonsense is just that, nonsense. Hiltler hated religion,especially Christianity, which he saw as pacifist. However, the Nazi era in Germany and, for the most part, the reaction of German Christians to it, for the most part was a failing of the inherent Christian belief that God , not the state and certainly not one man,in this case a dictator, is the highest authority. That all life is sacred, that aggressive war,launched to covet, conquer or to enslave, was morally, ethically and legally wrong, that it was an abomination to the Gospels that Christ taught and an affront to God. We are our brothers keeper.Christianity is clear on that. Some brave German Christians dared to speak out, such as Pastor Martin Niemoller and others but they were few and most who did speak out paid with their lives. But millions of other Christians fullied another tenent of Christianity and that is the duty,as beings we were made in His image and likeness and such we are obligated to confront true evil, to ''Renounce Satan and all his works(agressive war,for one)all His lies(racial hatered, Nazism, Islamofacism) and all His false promises''(delusions of conquest,like. Hitler had) and they came by the millions, as well as Jewish soldiers, to stop Hitler and the nazis. The nazis ahd nothing but muredous contempt for any and all religion and Christianity was high on their hate list. J'mac.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said Johnny. Lost in the multitudes of Jews who were stuck into death camps were all of the German, Polish, and Ukranian Christians. Most of whom were Catholics. These people were thrown in for crimes against the "Fatherland", IOW they hid their Jewish friends and neighbors or expressed solidarity with them or married a Jew...

We remember them as "righteous Gentiles" and there are many monuments and tree plantings in Israel (and here) in their honor.

Morgan

5:54 AM  

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