Hitler’s “Atheism”

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://anonatheist.wordpress.com/ Hieronymus Fortesque Lickspittle

    That was an excellent video!

  • TR

    Hi Dan,
    Hi, my name is TR.
    I like the video. The following statements are my opinions, and I’m not asking anyone to agree with them.

    To be totally random, I will admit that I go to a Christian church, but I also like to politely discuss religion + [not having a religion] with: religious people, people who don’t have a religion, and lots of other sorts of people.
    Sometimes, I do also ask myself: is there a God, or are gods + religions just inventions of mankind? Therefore, I am not closed minded on: people choosing religion, or not choosing a religion, or never having a religion.
    Regardless, I agree with the video.
    I don’t believe that Hitler was an atheist man. I also believe that Hitler was not a religious man. Norman Cameron quoted Hitler as saying: “Christianity is a rebellion against natural law”. Looking at the ["Hitler's Atheism"] video, and looking at the above view by Hitler about Christianity, I believe that Hitler used: pro-Christian/pro-religion, ant-christian, and anti-religion statements, whenever pro-religion or anti-religion statements would help him get help, or support + help for his Nazi Government.
    Without recapping too much history: Hitler was a hateful, brutal, emotionally sick man who murdered 12 million people in World War II and before that war.
    I believe that it is irrational for anyone to blame Hitler on atheist people, or on atheism, because quotes by Hitler don’t show him to: actually believe in a god] or to actually believe in an atheist belief system.

    Have a Good Day,