Just finished posting a tripartite essay on the odd fact surrounding the proxy baptism for the dead by the Mormons (LDS church) of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, the Buddha, and many others including Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Some issues are simply not pleasant to deal with and this is one of them.
One ubiquitously promulgated well within the box atheist group think talking point is to use the question "What if Adolf Hitler had repented?" as a way to besmirch YHVH's saving grace.
However, in my new article I turn the tables on atheism and ask them about Hitler:
That some people still argue, or assert, that Adolf Hitler was a Christian is clear evidence of unfathomable levels of ignorance of both Adolf Hitler as well as Christianity.
Arguments in favor of Hilter being a Christian boil down to an assumption that Hitler was such an honest and trustworthy fellow that when he claimed to be a Christian, to follow the Bible, to follow God; it must be true. Forget that he is one of the most infamous maniacs in history and that he was a politician.
There is something to be said about not beating a dead horse. However, sometimes the horse is merely playing possum.
Nazi propaganda is alive and well and there are certain atheists which are on the forefront of promulgating it in their anti-Christian zeal. About.com advertizes itself as “Guidance. Not Guesswork,” “We’ll help you,” and seeks to do that via “750 experts here to help you…”
“The Holocaust was like a modern inquisition,
killing all who did not accept Jesus”
I must admit to being stunned by the power of Adolf Hitler who even today from beyond the grave, as it where, holds sway over so very many people.
Let us consider whether Adolf Hitler was, as some claim, a Christian.
Certainly not due to lack of material, we have not had an entry in the BOBA Digest for some time; do acquaint yourself: The BOBA Digest In keeping with the intended purpose of the BOBA Digest it seemed appropriate to consider who the winner is of the award for ubiquitously committing the fallacy of the reductio ad Hitlerum-aka argumentum ad Hitlerum, reductio ad Nazium or argumentum ad Nazium (not to be confused with ad nauseum).
Hot on the heels of Joe Keysor's book "Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Bible" California State University Associate Professor Richard Weikart has recently published a new book. True Freethinker reviewed "Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Bible" in two posts:
"I am myself a heathen to the core" -Adolf Hitler1
1. See Margaret Brearley, "Hitler and Wagner: The Leader, the Master and the Jews," Patters of Prejudice, 22/2 (Institute of Jewish Affairs, Summer 1988) cited in Richard Harries, After the Evil - Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2003), p. 14
"National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable" -Martin Borman, Head of the Nazi Chancellery1
1. Patrick J. Gallo, For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003), p. 88 citing Chadwick, "The Pope and the Jews, 1942," 470. See: Martin Borman's Circular of National Socialism and Christianity in John Conway, Nazi Persecution of the Churches, 1933-1945 (NY: Basic Books, 1968), pp. 383-386
"Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle" -Adolf Hitler1
1. Joachim C. Fest, The Face Of The Third Reich (1963), p. 27 citing "Speech at Kulmbach on 5th February 1928, quoted by Alan Bullock in 'Hitler. A Study in Tyranny'"
"If it were not for war we should find that inferior and degenerate races would overcome healthy and youthful ones by their wealth and their numbers" —Prussian General and Social Darwinist Friedrich von Bernhardi1
1. Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006), p. 274