Sunday, December 18, 2016

HItler: Christian, atheist or neither

Debated here. 

8 comments:

Joe Hinman said...

he was not a Christian, nor an atheist. Pretty well known he was an occultist.

B. Prokop said...

Many of his followers literally believed in the Teutonic gods of old (Odin, etc.). Not so sure about Der Fuhrer. Heck, when competent historians are still debating whether or not he was a genuine anti-Semite or just playing an act, I doubt we'll ever know what Hitler actually thought or believed.

John Moore said...

Whatever else he may have been, it's clear he was a devout Hitlerist.

Joe Hinman said...

Schweitzer and the Death of Civilization 3 of 3

oozzielionel said...

The objective of this question is often to disparage whatever belief system can be pinned on Adolf. Every belief system would likely disavow him. He even failed as an atheist because he failed to triumph. If an avowed Christian, he was a poor Christian. If an atheist, he is a poor representative. Even the occultists would disown him. Raising the question will not lead to the desired conclusion.

B. Prokop said...

It's also entirely possible that Der Fuhrer, like our current president-elect, had no consistent philosophy, no weltanschauung, no fixed ideology, no guiding principles, no core beliefs - but was rather a shameless opportunist who took whatever position was expedient.

That would explain why he hated religion, and especially the Catholic Church, so much.

Victor Reppert said...

I've heard it said that Trump is a self-made man that worships his creator.

B. Prokop said...

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

There are some so full of pride that they cannot suffer anyone to say what they really are. They want to be preferred to everyone, and they esteem themselves more learned and erudite than any other, and it seems to them they never need a teacher.

Actually, such people are usually extremely ignorant, but no one dares tell them that, for they suppose themselves to be veritable marvels.

(Saint Francis de Sales, early 17th Century)