Skip to comments.The Extremes Hitler Wanted to Replace Christianity with the "Religion" of National Socialism
Posted on 12/24/2012 1:43:34 PM PST by virgil283
卐mas Caroling: The Extremes Hitler Wanted to Go To in Order to Replace Christianity with the "Religion" of National Socialism You undoubtedly know the rumor commonly accepted as uncontroversial truth that while Soviet tyranny was atheistic, its German equivalent was based on such traditional aspects of capitalist society as traditional religion (a rumor undoubtedly nourished and that, entirely plausibly, it must be admitted by Nazism's persecution of the Jewish minority). (Aktualisierung: Danke für den Link, Instapundit.)
The alleged link between Christianity and Nazism is quickly debunked by a few seconds' thought. Think about it, indeed: how many times, in how many World War II books, in how many documentaries with 1940s footage, have you seen pictures whether fake poses deliberately prepared for propaganda purposes or simply "innocent", matter-of-fact news shots of Adolf Hitler or any high-level Nazi official in silent (Christian or other) prayer? Hands joined and/or eyes closed with head down?
How many times have you seen photos of Hitler, Himmler, Göring, Goebbels, or any SS member seated in a pew or even simply appearing inside a church?
That's right, it's like snapshots, or films, of ostriches sticking their necks in the sand: there ain't any.
Pictures of Nazis honoring traditional religion and religious traditions simply do not seem to exist.
(Unless, of course, the presence of the high-level Nazi inside or in front of a given church has nothing to do with religion per se. For instance, there may exist photos of der Führer in front of the Sacré-Cur cathedral just like when he poses at the Trocadéro with the Eiffel Tower in the background but that is as a tourist visiting a foreign capital or, rather, as a war leader visiting a defeated city.)
Now, should the need for more confirmation really exist, we have the 75 Years Ago section in the International Herald Tribune.
It is edifying to say the least.
---1937 Neo-Pagans Target Carols BERLIN De-Christianization of famous German Christmas hymns, such as Silent Night, Holy Night, is the outstanding contribution to the current holiday season of the rapidly spreading German faith movement or religion of National Socialism. In the new versions of the old songs reference to Nazi tenets of race, blood and soil replace familiar words concerning Christ, Child and the like. The accepted English translation of Mohrs Silent Night, stanza three lines two and three is: The Son of God loves pure light, radiant beams from thy Holy faith. Equivalent lines in the Nazified version are German blood, O how laugh the lips of thy children, blessed with joy. Of course, another reason a Nazi leader might meet with a religious leader might be for reasons of diplomacy with an ally but again, no pictures seem to exist with any Catholic priest or Protestant preacher, German or foreign.
As it happens, this photo and this video seem to show the only time Adolf Hitler has met any religious leader of note.
And to do that, he had to kill what gave the Christians (and Muslims) their legitimacy: The Jews.
He needed to START with making it a religion.
See, I have said for decades, if Hitler had made Nazism a religion -- like Islam is today -- Nazism would be something you could not discriminate against in America.
To cripplecreek.....WOW....”we found our faith in Adolf Hitler”.....GOD save us from men like that.....
not that different from what the libtards are doing today, replacing Christianity in schools with the made-up pagan religion of envoronmentalism and global warming and treating all religions as equal.