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Posted by catbert836 in Religion/Theology
Mon May 29th 2006, 06:07 PM
It all depends on how you define a Christian, of course. To some, but not very many, anyone who says they are a Christian is one, regardless of how they behave. Clearly, nothing in Hitler's behavior would make him a Christian


"No True Scotsman" again, kwassa. The reason I trust that anyone who says they are a Christian is one is because that's really all anyone has to go on. Sure, you may think he never behaved like a Christian, but that begs the question of who gets to decide what behavior constitutes Christianity. Who is it? You? Fred Phelps?

]he was not active in the Church throughout his adult life. He was quite repressive towards many religious figures.


Yes, however the German Conference of Catholic Bishops during the Nazi era saw fit to began their meetings with a "Heil Hitler". He and the Church, as well as many various Protestant sects, were just fine with each other. And I've never heard of any prominent religious figure who was oppressed by Hitler or even stood up to him within the Reich.

Hitler really created his own state religion of Naziism. It was not an atheistic state religion, nor was it Christian, founded primarily on racial and nationalistic ideas.


Although several higher-ups in the Reich wanted to replace Christianity with National Socialism, Hitler felt that all such attempts would be foolish, and never tried to create a state religion of any kind. Rather, he saw the Church as another way to hold sway over the masses.

This "Hitler was a Christian" meme is a central agenda item of certain atheists who have a political agenda at stake; quite simply, to make Hitler's crimes Christian religious crimes. This is the real truth of the situation. There is little historical basis for this if the whole of Hitler's life and acts are considered.

The transparency of this agenda is incredible, the false arguements easily defeated, yet it goes around and around and around on this group. This is only because it is so important to some atheists.


Now you're just whining. I have never heard the blame for the Holocaust or the Third Reich being laid at Christianity's door. You're grossly overreacting. I wonder why so many Christians are offended by the fact that Hitler was one of them. We're not blaming all you guys for what Hitler did, but its very obvious from a historical viewpoint that he indeed was a Christian.

Please, point me to any false arguments you have easily defeated in this conversation.
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