Monday, April 13, 2009

Catholics & Hitler

Yesterday there was a post up by Mark at Proud Atheists titled, "Why Do Christians Insist That Hitler Was an Atheist?" He gives this claim a quick debunking. Today, Deutsche Welle reports that
A German bishop has told his Easter congregation that mass murder and other crimes committed by the Nazis are evidence that atheism is inhumane. His comments have caused outraged among German atheist organizations.
As Mark points out, there is no evidence that Hitler considered himself an atheist, and plenty of evidence to the contrary. He had a bizarre mix of religious and quasi-religious beliefs, and certainly wasn't acting based on atheism. All anyone has to do is read his writings and speeches to see that. And the Catholic Church, particularly its German branch, is one of the last entities that should be lecturing anyone about the Holocaust, let alone trying to blame it on atheism. The spinelessness of the Catholic Church, and in some cases willing cooperation in the face of Nazism has been well-documented. If anyone wants to look at the evidence, Saul Friedlander's exhaustive two-volume study, Nazi Germany and the Jews, provides plenty of damning details.


  1. Thank you very much for your supportive remarks!


  2. The Right seems to like reconstructing history for some odd reason...with claims like this (which I have seen repeated time and again on Hannity forum, FOX news article comments, etc). I've even heard some on the right try to say that Hitler was a leftist. Great article!

  3. Alright you ignorant atheists... if there is no god, then HOW DOES THE SUN KEEP ORBITING THE EARTH? BAM!

    You see people, that's how you deal with atheist skum. With LOGIC! Hit that bullseye and the rest of the dominoes will come down like a house of cards... CHECKMATE!

    And on that note...

    Dunt dun duuh DAAAAHHHH!

    !!!!!!!!!MY ATHEIST STORE!!!!!!!!!

    Aristotle's Muse

    This is my store. Maybe wearing an atheist T-shirt won't change the world, but enough of them just might.