HITLER’S POSITIVE CHRISTIANITY…
Unleashing the Patriotic Church
Douglas William Krieger
article was written by one of German ancestry whose forebears on his mother’s
side can be traced to Martin Luther himself; thence, the incessant interest in
the rise of Adolf Hitler and, in particular (through years of research) the
under girding support he derived in his ascendancy from the Christian religion
in the heart of
The remotest thought of such an evil plot akin to what seduced the German people could somehow be foisted upon our beloved America boggles the senses . . . yet, each day, each month, the same cultural polarization eerily divides; the similitude of its military-industrial complex mirrors that of Rome’s expansions; its cries for greater and more restrictive security for its citizenry clamors; its tenuous economic factors now threatening the globalism it created as a result of the insatiable consumption of all things luxurious persist—all this while within the walls of our crystal city, the party is oblivious to the multitude of the wretched outside who admire and distain its opulence. Are there comparisons? Be not quick in your rejection that alleged “systems” now in place—with histories of wide disparity—insure Americans absolute relief from the extremities of Nazi Germany . . . look again, look carefully, very carefully . . . history’s mercurial habit at repetition seeks to warn us all . . . “broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many there be that go in thereat.”
THE INTOXICATING APPEAL
To understand the appeal, the absolute, mesmerizing, and intoxicating drive behind Hitler's success, one must go beyond the inequities of the Versailles Treaty and delve into the mysterious association that Herr Hitler placed upon the Christian religion. Don't think that Adolf was way off into some cultic, overtly demonic world of fantasy and influence. True, the occult most assuredly was deeply engaged in his thinking and outlook—but the use of legitimate Christian imagery was his forte. He both understood the need to mobilize the masses and the religion that alone could sway their fidelity to his cause.
Furthermore, throughout his declarations and apparent pontifications, is a unique ability to uplift and galvanize the German people—to so highly esteem them, and to generate within them the self-esteem that would produce a people whose image reflected the one who had so unalterably changed and transformed them into the awesome enunciation of der Fuhrer himself. They became transfixed and transported into another state of mind and being—from despair and rejection, to an exhilarating euphoria and total acceptance. They could BE ALL THAT THEY COULD BE and then some. Here is no buffoon strutting upon the stage of German dejection cavalierly riveting the German mind and will upon himself—no, no, no!
is the uniqueness of Adolf Hitler—one who could so verbalize with utter clarity
what the German soul could be in its fullness and creative genius. Neither did
his spoken word proclaim his own commitment and genius—it climaxed within the
Today a growing number of truly evangelical faithful observe the Christian Right in America, assisted by its current allies among the so-called neocons (i.e., neoconservatives—pragmatic politicos), forging a formidable alliance of convenience that wholly supports the rise of the New American World Order System. Its striking resemblance to Hitler's appeals is frightful! Liberalism may rant and rave about societal freedoms and renounce governmental restrictions—but their voices and challenges are hollow sounding and even adjudged fallacious, when the triumph of his armies have so prevailed upon the Plains of Shinar! Libertarians and Constitutionalists—you do well to listen to this diatribe.
ADOLF HITLER—THE GERMAN SOLUTION IS A CHRISTIAN ONE
The tone and substance coming from the mouth of Herr Hitler, although the context is, of course, unique to European Christianity, is eerily compatible to what we are increasingly hearing today from certain political leaders within the American New World Order System. What you are about to read will shock many of you—will utterly cause you to have a spiritual seizure; a revulsion akin to a full-blown, stomach-bending, vomit—but you must come to terms with why this is happening and how religion—the Christian religion—is the most powerful tool that can be utilized in order to capture the "believing" masses and to promote, through "moral covering" and political dedication, an agenda that resounds within the heart of the common man in the context of Western Civilization.
Hitler, like today's champions of Americana, knew that the "believing masses" had been beaten down; had suffered their World War (Viet Nam), had their beloved Germany (America) battered about with moral decline and "radical secularism" that caused the "moral fiber" of the nation to collapse—something had (has) to be done—someone with guts and glory had (has) to arise to capture the imagination of the nation to arise from its depravity and crimes, from its vulnerability (be it from "them socialists" or "terrorists"), from its self-inflicted and debilitating social ills . . . someone is needed to alter our self-perceptions!
problem was created by the Devil himself—The Cabaret Society of the
Devil would provide the solution to the aforementioned problem. He would provide
the solution through a man, a party, that would reach down to the common man and
pull upon his heart strings—upon that which is made to respond to the highest
ideals of man: His religious conscience would be the springboard to launch a
fully consecrated and absolutely committed people, sold out to the one who could
uplift and empower them. Thence, this resolution to
Ultimately, a lie told long enough, and amplified to the uttermost, resounds with familiarity—YE SHALL BE AS GODS, KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL! This original deceit confounded our original forebears. This is no ordinary lie—it is THE LIE. Godhood, the ultimate UBERMENSCH, is the final destiny of the German race—of Hitler's "Religion." But first, the people must be prepared, until they realize their supreme destination and status as DAS VOLK!
HITLER—I CAN'T BELIEVE HE SAID IT! (Hitler/Nazi Comments in quotes)
"We demand liberty for all religious denominations in the State, so far as they are not a danger to it and do not militate against the morality and moral sense of the German race. The Party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not bind itself in the matter of creed to any particular confession." (Item #24 of the German Worker's Party "Program" cir. 1920s)
At the earliest formation of the Nazi Party, Hitler expressed his Christian support to the German people and soldiers. In the 1920s, Hitler's German Workers' Party (pre Nazi terminology) adopted a twenty-five-point program with the clear intent to persuade the German people that "positive Christianity" was in full conformity to the "moral" convictions of the Party—i.e., the Party fully embraced the morality of Christianity and that Christianity was viewed as "singular" in the minds of that Party—Catholic and Protestants were considered as the foundation of German Christianity in its fullness and jurisdiction (the Party embraced both as one).
"MY LORD AND SAVIOR . . . IN THE BOUNDLESS LOVE AS A CHRISTIAN . . . HE HAD TO SHED HIS BLOOD UPON THE CROSS. My feelings as a Christian point 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. This is God's truth! He 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. Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before in 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 myself 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.
"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 by whom today this poor people is plundered and exploited."
[Note, "Brood of vipers" appears in Matt. 3:7 & . John depicts Jesus driving out the moneychangers (adders) from the temple.]
Hitler, in his speech on
were convinced that the people needs and requires this faith. We have therefore
undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a
few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out.” --Adolf Hitler, in a
Hitler's speeches and proclamations, even more clearly, reveal his faith and
feelings toward a Christianized
has been said, "the Bible can be read to say anything!" Examples abound: "Judas
hung himself . . . go thou and do likewise!" This classic piece of cut and
paste, though stupid, is precisely what many so-called expositors do with the
Word of God—Hitler was no exception. But, the shedding of the blood of Jesus as
the ultimate payment for "truth and justice and the German way" is frightening
and turns true Christianity on its head! Note that Hitler claims to be a
Christian and, as such, he has a duty to his own people—he too, like Jesus, must
be a fighter for truth and justice—he must rid the
In sum: Hitler showed his disdain for atheism, and pagan cults, and revealed the strength of his Christian feelings—make no doubt about that. Likewise, his was no meaningless and superficial theology—it was clearly demarcated and set forth in all its hideous implications with righteous gusto.
CHURCH UNITY—HITLER WAS A FIRM BELIEVER IN IT
will at any rate be my supreme task to see to it that in the newly awakened
NSDAP, the adherents of both Confessions can live peacefully together side by
side in order that they may take their stand in the common fight against the
power, which is the mortal foe of any true Christianity."---Adolf Hitler, in an
article headed "A New Beginning,"
"This is for us a ground for satisfaction, since we desire that the fight in the religious camps should come to an end... all political action in the parties will be forbidden to priests for all time, happy because we know what is wanted by millions who long to see in the priest only the comforter of their souls and not the representative of their political convictions."--Adolf Hitler, in a speech to the men of the SA at Dortmund, 9 July 1933, on the day after the signing of the Concordat (Agreement with the Roman Catholic Church, the Papacy)
The unity of the Church is a recurrent message delivered by Hitler. His object, of course, was "against the power"—i.e., the international Jewish conspiracy against the Church, and, of course, the German people and the world in general. The technique of solidifying the churches into the "Hammer of God" was a strategy that appealed to the vast majority of German Christians. That he would see in them such an instrument of righteous indignation was commending—both to them as the object of his insight, and to himself for his discernment of such.
is my firm conviction that this is precisely what is happening in
And, believers who are so deeply embarrassed by today's divisions within the Church—actually do appreciate a leader who recognizes their spiritual unity. Yes, understands their "confessions" are unique—but ascribes singularity of purpose and POSITION to the Church—that's leadership which manifests such excellence and even "theological understanding" behind what the Church really is in nature and purpose.
Today's quest for Christian unity—especially among evangelicals and "social conservatives" (i.e., Mormons, Catholics, Protestants, evangelicals, Charismatics, Pentecostals, black and white churches alike, etc.) is a unity that, because of leadership like the "Apostles and Prophets" and so much of the Mega-Ministries/Meta-Churches of today—is able to center on our common bonds in Christ—and will not allow the "confessions" of our faith to interfere with the strength of our unity which we have in the Lord. Leadership that brings in the unity of the faith is leadership indeed! And, a President who acknowledges that type of leadership is not only to be commended—he is to be admired and followed into battle, especially when it is against EVIL DOERS!
To abrogate this fight against evil to any other than a united Church would be altogether foolhardy—for it would not resound within the hearts of the "unlearned," as clearly as it responds within the heart of the true believer! Transcending America’s denominational disputes, as Hitler did Germany’s chasm between Protestants and Catholics, indisputably places the emphasis upon a higher theological plain; and, as in Weimar Germany, such “unity with Christian diversity” was aided and abetted by the perception of the carnal Cabaret—rank secularism bent on Germanic destruction: It’s time to circle the wagons and unite against a common foe. . . “the enemy within!”
Alas! Hitler has defined the "true foe of Christianity!" In a much more subtle fashion we see the ultimate FOE of today’s Christianity lurks behind the fanaticism of an "evil religion"—notwithstanding the ecumenical protestations to the contrary—the CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG: This is a CRUSADE! Let freedom ring within the 10/40 corridor! At last, a leader that understands what real freedom is all about—for true freedom is RELIGIOUS in nature and outlook. Religious freedom is at the heart and soul of whatever freedom can possibly mean—without it, there is no freedom! A united Church is the most critical tool in forging a nation's will in the spread of this freedom—and in subduing every militant foe that would come against us.
Church divided—a nation’s religious soul at odds—cannot surmount the challenges
of relativism and secularism, never! And, worse yet, freedom's recipients
will be released when those who embrace these ideals are allowed to free the
captives in the first place! Just as the German people were "released" by
Hitler—even so, the American people must be freed from the "cultural bias" of
their critics and naysayers who are determined to change the course of
HITLER—THE "PRAYER WARRIOR"
"Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain.... The truth of that text was proved if one looks at the house of which the foundations were laid in 1918 and which since then has been in building.... The world will not help, the people must help itself. Its own strength is the source of life. That strength the Almighty has given us to use; that in it and through it we may wage the battle of our life.... The others in the past years have not had the blessing of the Almighty—of Him Who in the last resort, whatever man may do, holds in His hands the final decision. Lord God, let us never hesitate or play the coward, let us never forget the duty which we have taken upon us.... We are all proud that through God's powerful aid we have become once more true Germans. --Adolf Hitler, in a speech in March 1933 [Note, "Except the Lord built the house, they labor in vain" comes from Psalms 127:1]
Do you not see one here whose "strength is in the Lord?" Surely, our nightmare is over—those of the Weimar-imposed government were the kiss of death upon our people. In vain did they build this house of cards upon their own efforts and strength—but we, the German people, shall "gird up our loins" and with GOD'S POWER we shall build! How eloquent did he express it—what courageous outbursts of revelation have we here: THAT STRENGTH THE ALMIGHTY HAS GIVEN US TO USE—THAT IN IT AND THROUGH IT WE MAY WAGE THE BATTLE OF OUR LIFE!
The "blessing of the Almighty" was NOT the purview of the Weimar Republic—nor of the allies who laid this horrific burden upon us—but the Almighty has enjoined us to cast it off by His almighty strength and cease Weimar's vain efforts to rebuild our nation; instead, we appeal to our LAST RESORT, to the ONE WHO HOLDS IN HIS HANDS THE FINAL DECISION. What insight! What acclamation of truth! What boldness of spirit is witnessed before the whole world!
and God Almighty alone, is our ultimate recourse and judge—LET US NEVER FORGET
THE DUTY TO WHICH HE HAS CALLED US AND LET US TAKE THIS RESPONSIBILITY UPON US
TO BUILD WITH ALL HIS POWER AND MIGHT! This is the spirit that swept Nazi
Germany—this is the religious fervor that enthralled a people—don't think that
its appeal to the religiosity of the American spirit is so distant. Its
astonishing appeal is much greater, much stronger than it ever was for those who
lived through the Hitlerian nightmare of Nazi Germany. Why? Because American
Christianity is far more evangelical than
HITLER: "WE REGARD CHRISTIANITY AS THE UNSHAKABLE FOUNDATION OF MORALITY!"
"The Government, being resolved to undertake the political and moral purification of our public life, are creating and securing the conditions necessary for a really profound revival of religious life . . . .
"The National Government regards the two Christian Confessions as the weightiest factors for the maintenance of our nationality. They will respect the agreements concluded between them and the federal States. Their rights are not to be infringed....
"It will be the Government's care to maintain honest co-operation between Church and State; the struggle against materialistic views and for a real national community is just as much in the interest of the German nation as in that of the welfare of our Christian faith.
Government of the Reich, who regard Christianity as the unshakable foundation of
the morals and moral code of the nation, attach the greatest value to friendly
relations with the Holy See and are endeavoring to develop them." --Adolf
Hitler, in his speech to the Reichstag on
partnership of Church and State constructed by Hitler was remarkable in many
ways—for he appealed to their most self-righteous aspirations and accredited to
them the very "moral soul" of the nation—i.e., without TRUE CHRISTIANITY'S
FOUNDATIONS OF MORALITY, there is no German morality. This pronouncement was
further enhanced when Hitler acclaimed the Church's view of "materialism" as
primary in the consciousness of a revived
audience, at the time was Catholic and Protestant (mostly in name)—but his
announcement of the CONCORDAT with
Indeed, for the intrusive nature of rampant secular humanism and relativism have
shaken the foundations of what was once an assured
Notwithstanding the facetious nature of the above (and I'm not suggesting that relativism has any merit whatsoever)—it's the USE of what is good and godly that provokes. Please understand—morality that is from above is altogether noble and cherished by all believers—but the use of morality for political goals is the worst embrace that the Christian religion needs or should countenance.
After the death of Pius XI, the electoral procedure to elect another Pope had begun. The March 1939 election favored Pacelli and four days later, Pacelli made it clear that he would handle all German affairs personally. He proposed the following affirmation of Hitler:
the Illustrious Herr Adolf Hitler, Fuhrer and Chancellor of the German Reich!
Here at the beginning of Our Pontificate We wish to assure you that We remain
devoted to the spiritual welfare of the German people entrusted to your
leadership.... During the many years we spent in
became a crowned Pope on
HITLER: "LORD, WE WILL NOT LET THEE GO--BLESS NOW OUR FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM"
"We want honestly to earn the resurrection of our people through our industry, our perseverance, and our will. We ask not of the Almighty, 'Lord, make us free!'—we want to be active, to work, to agree together as brothers, to strive in rivalry with one another to bring about the hour when we can come before Him and when we may ask of Him: ‘Lord, Thou seest that we have transformed ourselves, the German people is no longer the people of dishonor, of shame, of war within itself, of faintheartedness and little faith: no, Lord, the German people has become strong again in spirit, strong in will, strong in endurance, strong to bear all sacrifices.’ ‘Lord, we will not let Thee go: bless now our fight for our freedom; the fight we wage for our German people and Fatherland.’"
Adolf Hitler, giving prayer in a speech on May Day, 1933
"If we pursue this way, if we are decent, industrious, and honest, if we so loyally and truly fulfill our duty, then it is my conviction that in the future as in the past the Lord God will always help us. In the long run He never leaves decent folk in the lurch. Often He may test them, He may send trials upon them, but in the long run He always lets His sun shine upon them once more and at the end He gives them His blessing.
Hitler, at the Harvest Thanksgiving Festival on the Buckeburg held on
My friend, this is not someone faint of heart and improvised in spirit—NO! Here is one who exudes a "God-like confidence," that instills the finest and best into his people. No, again, he does not commend his own capacities for valor nor courage—but he imbues the German soul with an uplifted aspiration replete with transforming might and empowerment beyond one's wildest imagination. He crystallizes their wholeness, he encapsulates a profound insight into what it means to be distinctly German in every noble way—and he does it all with a cacophony of praise and adulation upon his people, who resoundingly reflect his image and become the very image they behold! No wonder they must adore him, no wonder they must follow him—he alone is worthy to be their Fuhrer, their indomitable LEADER; their Moses who must lead them out of their wilderness into their Promised Land of fullness!
Don't be so foolish to adjudge them so gullible and childish in their adoration of such a man—to be German in such an age of humiliation was a tragic shame. Yet, here was one who out of his poverty and German despair, infused them with such a vision of what they could be and should be that they literally came out of their impoverished selves into the wealth of his embrace—THEY WERE BORN AGAIN!
Represented throughout these quotes is a man who demonstrates "faith at work" on the noblest of levels. Working hand and glove with the Almighty in a DIVINE COOPERATION upon the earth—here is one who exemplifies a vital dependence, expectant of God's richest blessings upon all who merit His care through utter dependence upon His good graces. He is a witness to the Scriptural pattern of testing, tribulation, and trials that lead to intimate reliance upon the Almighty. Dear friend, Hitler projected his God as wholly empathetic to the most sacred needs of humanity—a personal, close-in God of infinite understanding and compassion upon those whom the Almighty molds into His useful vessel—if you cannot see this on the surface of his words, then perhaps you would have been one of the very few who did not!
"SEPARATION" OF CHURCH AND STATE or "INSEPARABLE" SEPARATION
Socialism has always affirmed that it is determined to take the
"The decisive factor which can justify the existence alike of Church and State is the maintenance of men's spiritual and bodily health, for if that health were destroyed it would mean the end of the State and also the end of the Church....
is my sincere hope that thereby for
long as they concern themselves with their religious problems the State does not
concern itself with them. But so soon as they attempt by any means whatsoever—by
letters, Encyclical, or otherwise—to arrogate to themselves rights which belong
to the State alone we shall force them back into their proper spiritual,
pastoral activity."---Adolf Hitler, in a speech delivered in
is a most deliberate attempt to separate the "spheres of influence" through
double speak. To say that "separate but equal" was truly equal in
essential had become the Church's role in building a new
Could we not conclude that Hitler's National Socialism had fused Church and State so closely together that to see one, you'd have to see the other—he that hath seen ME (i.e., the German State personified in Hitler) has seen the Fatherland (whose spirit was the Church)? No shallow theology here—a captivating indignity to Holy Writ was born in this devilish collaboration and identification. Yet, was his subtlety so fine that the appearance of Church & State separation was his theme—but was it? I don't think so—not in the final analysis; until the day he fully turned and devoured her.
fact that the
The desire for moral covering by the State to prosecute its agenda of evil was precisely the ticket given to Hitler—and he used the free ride to the uttermost! Now, Kristal Nacht (i.e., the Night of Broken Glass) could take place, now open season on Jews, Gypsies, and all counter-culture pests and vermin could be unleashed with moral impunity, and so it was.
HITLER'S PROVIDENTIAL INTERVENTIONS
Hitler, in a speech to old members of the Party at
we are we have become not against, but with, the will of
National Socialists, too, have deep in our hearts our own faith. We cannot do
otherwise. No man can mould the history of peoples or of the world unless he has
upon his will and his capacities the blessing of
will never allow anyone to divide this people once more into religious camps,
each fighting the other....You, my Brown Guard, will regard it as a matter of
course that this German people should go only by the way which Providence
ordained for it when it gave to Germans the common language. So we go forward
with the profoundest faith in God into the future. Would that which we have
achieved have been possible if
constant appeal to divine intervention (i.e., providence), and
Some naïve souls out there, whose academic endeavors attempt to reinterpret history, assume that the inevitability of Nazi Germany would have occurred regardless if there would have been a Hitler or not—what naivety! Conjecture all you wish: Without Hitler, there would NOT have been Nazi Germany, and that's my final answer. In retrospect and from the fallen perspective of Nazi Germany—Hitler was God's man for the hour!
SPIRITUAL UNITY THROUGH HITLER
we destroyed the Center Party, we have not only brought thousands of priests
back into the Church, but to millions of respectable people we have restored
their faith in their religion and in their priests. The union of the Evangelical
Church in a single Church for the whole Reich, the Concordat with the Catholic
Church, these are but milestones on the road, which leads to the establishment
of a useful relation and a useful co-operation between the Reich and the two
Confessions."---Adolf Hitler, in his New Year Message on
"So far as the Evangelical Confessions are concerned we are determined to put an end to existing divisions, which are concerned only with the forms of organization, and to create a single Evangelical Church for the whole Reich....
we know that were the great German reformer [Martin Luther] with us today he
would rejoice to be freed from the necessity of his own time and, like Ulrich
von Hutten, his last prayer would be not for the Churches of the separate
States: it would be of Germany that he would think and of the Evangelical Church
of Germany."---Adolf Hitler, in his Proclamation at the Parteitag at
strong in your faith, as you were in former years. In this faith, in its
close--knit unity our people today goes straight forward on its way and no power
on earth will avail to stop it.”---Adolf Hitler, in a speech at
order to secure the full moral covering of the Church, Hitler had to coronate
her unity through the Concordat with
(but no matter) the evangelical wing of this twosome was impossible to
solidify—but this didn't stop Hitler's march toward Church unity. He simply
claimed victory no matter what the Protestants looked like on paper—as far as he
was concerned, the union of the
What we witness today in the halls of our Capitol and White House is regretfully similar—but then, again, does not our government represent all the people? And, with such vast constituencies, should not the "elect" gain access to those who lead them in civil affairs? Today, those evangelical leaders who anointed our President with oil, and laid their "holy hands" upon his head and shoulders in the Texas Governor's Mansion on that fateful day in 1999, as he declared his intentions to run for President of this great land, are they not the same ones who have repeated invitations to counsel with the highest office in the land? Shut out are the likes of the Roman Catholic Bishops and the National Council of Churches. Gone are the days of futile moral covering—welcome are those who have learned to stand in the gap and provide both votes and victory to the Commander-in-Chief. Furthermore, it pays to pray—to pray for the one who reflects your values and your spirituality!
with the desire to secure for the German people the great religious, moral, and
cultural values rooted in the two Christian Confessions, we have abolished the
political organizations but strengthened the religious institutions."--Adolf
Hitler, speaking in the Reichstag on
enshrined was Germany's spirituality in the mind of Hitler, that he took a
quantum leap and linked the elimination of all political parties (save his
National Socialist Party), as barriers to Germany's religious rebirth and
awakening. By the sacrifice of political competition, the enthronement of
It would appear that by such elimination, Christianity's greatest hour had arrived—or was told it had arrived. But if you are going to tell a lie so immense and all encompassing, so absurd and ridiculous—why not shoot the gap, as they say, and blow the whole thing totally out of proportion to any reality? And so blatant was this lie that the people relished the thought and succumbed to its insanity! That's how absurd things had become—but I bet you never guessed that this was the reason he abolished all those political parties, did you?
No, I must confess, I can't see America sliding down the same pathway—not exactly in this way; although the thought, in the minds of some, that our current political parties are one in the same, disturbs me a little and the absurd nature of the American independent Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Green Party, etc., is of no small consolation either—in essence, some think we have but one political party of elites governing the masses in any event! But, I would have to conclude the religious card has, as yet, not been so dramatized nor discovered to the extent that Hitler utilized it before the Reichstag.
CARING FOR THE VULNERABLE—HITLER VS. THE CHURCH
would have been more to the point, more honest and more Christian, in past
decades not to support those who intentionally destroyed healthy life than to
rebel against those who have no other wish than to avoid disease. Moreover, a
policy of laissez faire in this sphere is not only cruelty to the individual
guiltless victims but also to the nation as a whole.... If the Churches were to
declare themselves ready to take over the treatment and care of those suffering
from hereditary diseases, we should be quite ready to refrain from sterilizing
them."---Adolf Hitler, in his speech on
Quite the challenge—wouldn't you say? Even so, what have we here? The Church is enjoined to "care for the sick" lest they procreate and produce offspring who, because of their parents, cannot care for themselves? Indeed, the State "at least" has compassion to eliminate, through sterilization, such babes (before they are ever born) whose parents are mentally and/or physically remiss to care for their own—so what should the Church do to lift this burden from society? Think about it. Hitler was the master of such social engineering with the Church. The point here is challenging the keepers of the moral fiber of the nation—Hitler really did believe that the Church should pick up this burden—it is difficult to believe they did—witness the exhaust gasses that poured into the cabins of trucks filled with the mentally ill and the physically challenged. Such was the "social consciousness" of Nazi Germany's "mercy killings."
WE ARE GOD'S PEOPLE--HIS REDEEMER NATION—HITLER
have experienced a miracle, something unique, something the like of which there
has hardly been in the history of the world. God first allowed our people to be
victorious for four and a half years, then He abased us, laid upon us a period
of shamelessness, but now after a struggle of fourteen years he has permitted us
to bring that period to a close. It is a miracle, which has been wrought upon
the German People.... It shows us that the Almighty has not deserted our people,
that He received it into favor at the moment when it rediscovered itself. And
that our people shall never again lose itself, that must be our vow so long as
we shall live and so long as the Lord gives us the strength to carry on the
fight."---Adolf Hitler, in a speech to the "Old Guard" of the Party at
Throughout these "spiritual quotations" of Adolf Hitler, there is a keen awareness that in some mysterious fashion, this man actually believed what he was saying. Raised a Catholic, he did aspire to some form of spirituality—and, he certainly took his own spirituality seriously. To Hitler, the acknowledgement of one's spirituality, of German spirituality, was recognition of divine intervention in the affairs of man, and in his case, of the German nation.
A great deal has been made by many of Hitler's love affair with the occult. We do not deny his absorption therewith (e.g., Joseph Carr's THE TWISTED CROSS). However, the "public persona" of one Adolf Hitler was one steeped in Christian tradition—German traditional religious practice and imagery. He somehow knew what made the German soul tick and what really made most of mankind tick. His realization of what could motivate the human soul (mind, will and emotion) to its grandiose heights was decisively religious (i.e., the Christian religious expression) in its public manifestation.
resort to divine participation in the affairs of the German people was brilliant
and even strangely sincere. "God brought
By Douglas William Krieger [20091023FR]