The eternal debate, was Hitler an atheist? Well, who cares?

From what he said throughout his life, he was a catholic, we can still find some evidence of his liaison with the Roman Catholic Church.

In this picture, Cardinal Secretary of State, Eugenio Pacelli (later to become Pope Pius XII) signs the Concordat between Nazi Germany and the Vatican at a formal ceremony in Rome on 20 July 1933.



Nazi Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen sits at the left, Pacelli in the middle, and the Rudolf Buttmann sits at the right.

The Concordat effectively legitimized Hitler and the Nazi government to the eyes of Catholicism, Christianity, and the world.

You can read the full text of the concordat on the Concordat Watch website. Read it here.

But, can anyone really tell what was in Hitler’s mind and what were his true beliefs? … and, does this really make any difference? I think it doesn’t. He was a Nazi with power without boundaries and really weird ideals.

We cannot link Hitler’s actions to his religious affiliation – or lack thereof.

What do you think? I’d love to hear your comments on this.



Oh! This video is excellent. Kinda stole it from Gaytor.


Originally posted on monicks.net

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Comment by Gaytor on November 10, 2010 at 4:50pm
I only stole it from reddit or NSC's page before you. Stop sleeping in.
Comment by Jon Heim on November 10, 2010 at 5:14pm

Comment by Monica McGee (Monicks) on November 10, 2010 at 5:22pm
Sorry, Gaytor. You should know by now that I'm always late. *giggles*
Comment by Monica McGee (Monicks) on November 10, 2010 at 5:23pm
Oh, very insightful, Jon! Thanks. Though, I think you missed the point. Oh well.
Comment by Jon Heim on November 10, 2010 at 5:37pm
sorry...I've just seen this topic discussed way too many times.
Comment by Monica McGee (Monicks) on November 10, 2010 at 5:45pm
No worries. Just to clarify, my intention is not to discuss whether was Hitler an atheist or not, but it's relevance when theists pull this card in debate.
Comment by Gaytor on November 10, 2010 at 5:45pm
There are always new readers and sometimes new ideas.
Comment by Matthias on November 10, 2010 at 9:21pm
Well Hitler may have been an atheist, despite the lack of evidence to the contray. However, if Christians want to make this claim, and also claim that his statements of faith were only made to manipulate the people, then they are only hurting them selves. They are admitting that only Christian principles could achieve his goals. If he had used atheism he would not have gotten very far.
Comment by Jon Heim on November 10, 2010 at 9:27pm
right..you don't kill in the name of nothing.

and even if he DID give atheists a bad name...don't forget the crusades Christians!
Comment by rationalrevolution on November 10, 2010 at 9:56pm
No one should give any credence to the whole "Hitler was an atheist" nonsense. This whole claim has been cooked up in order to try and equate Nazism with Communism (which defiantly was a movement dominated by atheists) and to try and direct the blame for the Holocaust away from its obvious roots in centuries of Christian persecution of Jews.

It's a claim with zero basis in fact, and shouldn't be given an ounce of consideration.

"What were Hitler real beliefs?" is a question as stupid as asking what anyone's "real beliefs" are. The way many Christians see it, no one who does anything they don't like is a "real Christian", these people are just idiots.

Hitler was a religious man, of that there is no doubt.

My two articles on the subject:

http://www.rationalrevolution.net/articles/understanding_fascism.htm

http://www.rationalrevolution.net/articles/darwin_nazism.htm

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