August 19, 2007

Hitler Was NOT An Atheist

During any discussion with the religious where the topic is the evil and violence that comes from religion at some point it's pretty much guaranteed that one of them will claim that Hitler was an atheist, Then use this as an almost "you guys are as bad as us" argument - As if that redeems them for centuries of killing and Torture.

Catholics today like to distance themselves from Hitler, Understandably, But as much as they would like to rewrite history - much like they do in child abuse cases - The fact remains that Hitler, While in power, was a devout Catholic who visited the pope, and after his fall from power wrote many times in "The Nazi Bible" (Mein Kampf) about his christian faith and how he sympathised with jesus' fight against "Jewish poison". His faith in god and religion even lead him to put "Gotten Mituns" on every Nazi soldiers belt buckle, Which translates in to English as "God With Us".

Doesn't sound like the actions of an Atheist to me.

If you have a copy of Mein Kampf laying around you may be interested in looking up the follow quotes;
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.
p. 46
And the founder of Christianity [Jesus] made no secret indeed of his estimation of the Jewish people. When He found it necessary, He drove those enemies of the human race out of the Temple of God

In 1922 he published "My New Order" and in that stated;
My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them

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 against the Jewish poison

When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil, if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those [Jews] by whom today this poor people are plundered and exploited

There are many more occasions when Hitler made his faith in God and Jesus clear, But we could be here all day. As atheists it is important that we challenge every falsehood perpetuated by the religious and we have to challenge every attempt by them to rewrite history.


  1. One problem with this, as you pointed out with the Mother Teresa entry, is that this is only what he said (aside from the belt buckle thing). He might have believed differently, perhaps just putting on a show, though for what reason, I don't know.

    And just fyi, I am an atheist.

  2. The only reason we have for disbelieving he was a christian is the claim by christians that he was an atheist. His own words speak louder than their lies.

    The religious, Especially christians, Have this terrible habit of trying to rewrite history.

    It's interesting that out of all the Nazis only one was excommunicated from the catholic church after the second world war. And that was for adultery (apparently cheating on your wife is worse than killing 6 million jews).

  3. I'm pretty sure he was an atheist, but he used CHRISTIANITY as the primary tool for his destruction. He was smart, he knew that he could use the German people because they were very Christian and gullible and such. Although secretly he was in fact an atheist. At least I'm pretty sure that's what Dawkins says in "The God Delusion".

  4. Mein Kampf was written after the war.