No one in their right minds would deny that Hitler was an evil man. Was he the most evil man to have lived? Well, certainly one of them and make no mistake about that. In fact, it kind of pisses me off when people compare people to Hitler and the Nazis. If that person goes about committing hate crimes and/or killing people based of of race or ethnicity, then by all means compare them to Hitler. There are obviously a lot of myths about him, he isn't really dead, he is living in Argentina, he was Jewish, He was a brilliant military leader, everything he wrote about himself in Mein Kampf (man is that book stupid) and so on and so forth. There is one myth about him that irks me to no end: he was a Christian and use the bible to justify the holocaust.
First off, the Jews are God's chosen people and there is no way that God would put anything in the bible about killing off his chosen people so don't even give me that one.It's just basic common sense.
So, I know a lot of people who are anti-Christian are very willing to grab on to the fact that Hitler made a lot of speeches in which he said that he was very Christian.
"My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow my self to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice… And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows . For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people." –Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922 (Norman H. Baynes, ed. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939, Vol. 1 of 2, pp. 19-20, Oxford University Press, 1942)"
Pretty hard evidence in favor of him being a devout Christian right? In fact, there seems to be a lot of evidence for it.
But if you think about it, he would say he was one way or the other.
Germany at that time had a huge Christian population. So, wouldn't it behoove Hitler to say "yes I am a Christian"? Of course it would. It would make his people trust him far more and he could have easy control over them. It would be invaluable to retain power if you say that kind of stuff. Do you think every politician who says they are a certain religion is actually telling the truth? Of course not. If Germany was a primarily Hindu state, Hitler would have said he was a devout Hindu. If it was a Muslim state Hitler would have said that he was a Muslim. You get the idea right?
In a lot of his speeches he says he is a Christian.
In a lot of his private conversations on the matter, he says he hates Christianity.
Now, which do you think would be a better window into his true beliefs?
Hitler is quoted as saying: "I'll make these damned parsons feel the power of the state in a way they would have never believed possible. For the moment, I am just keeping my eye upon them: if I ever have the slightest suspicion that they are getting dangerous, I will shoot the lot of them. This filthy reptile raises its head whenever there is a sign of weakness in the State, and therefore it must be stamped on. We have no sort of use for a fairy story invented by the Jews."
But Hitler does mention his Christianity in Mein Kampf especially in regards to the Jews:
"I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Creator. By fighting off the Jews. I am doing the Lord's work."
What this quote tells me, is that even if he was a Christian, he was seriously misguided and did not worship the Christian God. Again, it goes back to the fact that the Jews are God's chosen people and so nowhere in the bible or anywhere else would he be okay killing them off by the millions or even oppressing them in any way.
Also, the bible clearly states "ye shall know them by their fruit" was the 'fruit' of Hitler good? Of course not. Nothing he did was good once he came to power. Anything 'good' he did was for his own ends.
We also have to look at the fact that Christians didn't escape the Holocaust either. There were thousands of clergymen killed in the death camps. It depends on the source and who you ask (I'm still fuzzy on this) but it is estimated that millions of Christians were killed in the Holocaust. We tend to forget that Hitler went after anybody he didn't like. It wasn't just Jews that he killed off. Any historian worth anything will tell you that.
But I'll throw the "he totally was" people another bone. Let's say that he was. 1. Why do you think that makes him representative of every single Christian and the Christian faith in general? Joseph Stalin said
"You know, they are fooling us, there is no God...all this talk about God is sheer nonsense"
And Stalin killed waaayyyyy more people than Hitler ever did. If Christianity is evil because Hitler was a Christian, Atheism is more evil because Stalin was an Atheist. Do you see how ridiculous that is? And I know that Atheists don't want to associate themselves with Stalin especially if Stalin said publicly that he was an Atheist. I don't think that Atheists are wrong and evil because Stalin was an Atheist. So please, don't think Christianity is wrong and evil because Hitler said he was a Christian. And I promise you he wasn't. There was nothing Christian that he ever did. Slaughtering millions of God's chosen people isn't Christian. His actions speak quite clearly on that one.
So please, do me a huge favor and drop that one. Hitler was not a Christian. Hitler is burning in Hell, Hitler's words and actions are not representative of Christianity, Hitler was not a Christian. He only said so publicly to gain power.