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For example, the church in Germany should have been speaking out against the economic policies of the the socialist NAZI regime...that they weren't more muscular on that was a problem.

This displays an appalling historical ignorance. There were members of the Church who complied (there are always collaborators, unfortunately) but by and large the Church held firm and many of Her clergy and laypeople suffered greatly in the concentration camps for it!

23 posted on 03/15/2013 1:09:47 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: pgyanke
Oh, I agree that Bonhoeffer and others like him stood up heroically.

However, the church at large was weak on economics (susceptible to socialist ideas) which is why it was not able to hold Hitler off.

25 posted on 03/15/2013 1:14:58 PM PDT by what's up
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the Church held firm and many of Her clergy and laypeople suffered greatly in the concentration camps for it!

One of the images that stuck in my mind’s eye while visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington was a photo of a group of priests, in clerical collars lined up in front of a Nazi firing squad. So yes, the Nazis didn’t just persecute Jews. In fact, pope John Paul II’s own parish priest was executed.


34 posted on 03/15/2013 2:32:20 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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