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4/28/09

From Zeitgeist to Poltergeist, Part 3 of 13

Please note that this essay will now be housed in True Freethinker’s section on Adolf Hitler / Nazism / Communism

4 comments:

  1. Indeed, Hitler appears to be schizophrenic, politically opportunistic or both. He said whatever was convenient to his final solution at any given time.Yes, he was opportunistic. Nevertheless, why did he suck up to the german xians so much? That alone should tell you something.

    Now, as for Table Talk...

    Those who deny Hitler as a Christian will invariably find the recorded table talk conversations of Hitler from 1941 to 1944 as incontrovertible evidence that he could not have been a Christian. The source usually comes from the English translation edition by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens, with an introduction by H.R. Trevor-Roper.

    The table talk has Hitler saying such things such as: "Christianity is an invention of sick brains...," "The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death."

    But those that argue against Hitler's Christianity fail to see that Christianity comes in many forms, two of which consist as: a belief system held by Christians, and organized religion. It was the latter, organized Christianity, that Hitler spoke against (just as many Christians do today). Not once does Hitler denounce his own Christianity nor does he speak against Jesus. On the contrary, the Table-Talk has Hitler speaking admirably about Jesus. But the problems with using Hitler's table talk conversations as evidence for Hitler's apostasy are manyfold:

    1) The reliability of the source (hearsay and editing by the anti-Catholic, Bormann)

    2) The Table-Talk reflects thoughts that do not occur in Hitler's other private or public conversations.

    3) Nowhere does Hitler denounce Jesus or his Christianity.

    4) The Table-Talk does not concur with Hitler's actions for "positive" Christianity.

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  2. It doesn't matter whether Hitler was an atheist; the Germans were Christians, and it was their Christianity that led them to engage in a genocide that Hitler could not have pulled off without Christian support, no matter what his personal beliefs.

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