Hitler on Faith

“This human world of ours would be inconceivable without the practical existence of a religious belief. The great masses of a nation are not composed of philosophers. For the masses of the people, especially faith is absolutely the only basis of a moral outlook on life. The various substitutes that have been offered have not shown any results that might warrant us in thinking that they might usefully replace the existing denominations. …There may be a few hundreds of thousands of superior men who can live wisely and intelligently without depending on the general standards that prevail in everyday life, but the millions of others cannot do so. ” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 10

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07740816003291428890 toomanytribbles

    i wonder how many people who offer this inane argument today realize how much they agree with hitler.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08827731848618933239 Ross

    What are you trying to say here? Hitler wasn't a Christian or religious, even if some Nazis were. He may have invoked religious language in his rhetoric, but Nazism could more accurately be described as a neo-pagan philosophy than as a religion.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07740816003291428890 toomanytribbles

    hitler speaks for his own religiosity. read his writings — they express it nicely.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08827731848618933239 Ross

    Yes, but you need to take into account the complexities of Nazism's intersection with Christendom, so the issue isn't that cut and dried.

    See my paper for more information.


    I'd also recommend the book "Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives" by reknowned Oxford Professor Alan Bullock (1914-2004).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07740816003291428890 toomanytribbles

    it's as clear as the emperor's non-existent clothing.