Thursday, May 24, 2012

Adolf Hitler 2012

Was Adolf Hitler really a Christian? Well, people are capable of horrific things, regardless of their beliefs. It is their beliefs, however, that can be manipulated to facilitate such horrors.

We were convinced that the people need and require this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement...

Adolf Hitler, Berlin speech October 24, 1933

Please keep in mind that I'm taking comedic license. Hitler's contrivances regarding religion, like today, are just accepted burdens of public office, and not necessarily so overtly planned as this cartoon implies. The point is that whether he was a Christian or not, the people who were actually doing the killing for him were mostly Christian. So, refrain from blaming the F├╝hrer's atheism (he was a strong believer in the supernatural, btw, so he was likely not an atheist at all). Should you think of examples like communist forces composed of mostly atheists (though how you would know they were truly nonbelievers is beyond me and seems contrary to our disposition to believe in a god), I'm sure you will now agree that it is a human problem - and not one of "which worldview leads to death and destruction".

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