You'll likely all have heard this argument at some point. It's a classic.

Outlined rather well by http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm, it goes something like this:
"(1) Person X, a well-known atheist, was morally inferior to the rest of us.
(2) Therefore, God exists."

It's just poetic, isn't it?

So... Assuming Hitler was an Atheist* - does this shed any light on the existence of God? Well, no.

There are a few separate points to address here, and I'll take them in turn.

If a bad person believes something, it is wrong because they are bad.

Imagine that no-one knew what water was made of, chemically. Then imagine an utter arsehole suggesting that hydrogen and oxygen played a part, and that he could prove it using reliable, empirical data.

Would the data - the real-world physical indicators of credibility - lose weight because the person presenting them was a bit of a dick? No. Those two things are as unrelated as a person's telephone number and hair colour - i.e one thing simply doesn't effect the other.

If you're unconvinced, consider the flip-side. If a really nice, charity donating, community supporting, Bible-bashing Christian attributed their honest nature to a sincere worship of what they imagine their God to be like, would it shed any light on the question of the existence of that God? Again, no - the same way that the entirely subjective cuteness of kittens doesn't either.

So, moving on... (Read more of this post)

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Comment by John Cook on July 25, 2013 at 2:56pm

People who are willing to accept blind faith over mentally healthy skepticism are displaying a need for social and peer acceptance that is greater than their need for reality and mental stability. This is a often caused by a deficit of courage, individualism, and a lack of personal esteem. Religion is also attributed to lower intelligence. Recall how proud theists are to point out some scientist they have heard is a Christian. Also recall that 97% of the academy of sciences are atheists. Christians often fail to comprehend this, so it is little wonder that they continue to incorrectly refer to Hitler an atheist. Hitler was a Christian!      

Comment by _Robert_ on July 25, 2013 at 6:23pm

Hitler learned from the best....

Comment by _Robert_ on July 25, 2013 at 9:57pm

 Hitler could be in heaven alright, but the Jews that got massacred are not.

Comment by Mo Trauen on August 28, 2013 at 5:19pm

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