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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Nazism Paved the Way

Nazi officer eating a can of C-rations in the ruins of Saarbrucken



First published on American Thinker.

By Enza Ferreri



Of all the myriad myths spread at light speed by the enemies of Christianity and astonishingly believed without much critical thought by vast numbers of people, one of the most surreal must be the idea that Nazism was Christian.

This is part of an email I received from Tony, a supporter of my party Liberty GB, who sent me a long list of sharp attacks against Christianity after watching my video What Is Uniquely Good about Western Civilisation Derives from Christianity:
For example Adolf Hitler was a Catholic and included proclamations of his beliefs in his writings, e.g. "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." There are many more religious quotes from Hitler here: http://www.nobeliefs.com/speeches.htm
What is totally missed by Tony and, unfortunately, many others is that “positive Christianity” is not Christianity at all, but a way of “restoring the old pagan Nordic values and ‘substitute the spirit of the hero for that of the Crucifixion’.”

Another thing that anti-Christians don’t consider: in Nazi times Germans were overwhelmingly Christian - even despite Nazism’s comprehensive attempts to erase Christianity from Germany and replace it with a neo-pagan religion based on pre-Christian Germanic legends -, and so Hitler had to pay some lip service in public to Christianity. But both what he and the Nazis in power did and what he said in private and is recorded tell another story, much closer to the truth.

Hitler said, as reported in Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944: His Private Conversations (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) :
Let it not be said that Christianity brought man the life of the soul, for that evolution was in the natural order of things...

The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death... When understanding of the universe has become widespread... Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity... Christianity has reached the peak of absurdity... And that's why someday its structure will collapse... The only way to get rid of Christianity is to allow it to die little by little...

Christianity is an invention of sick brains...

I shall never come personally to terms with the Christian lie. Our epoch in the next 200 years will certainly see the end of the disease of Christianity.
Very modern, with references to the theory of evolution – in which the Fuhrer was an ardent believer – and the scientific “understanding of the universe” replacing Christianity.

According to the book Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) by Michael Coren, a program listing the main dogmas of the National Reich Church - a Nazi institution intended to eliminate Christianity from Germany and establishing a new pagan religion -, published in 1942 by The New York Times, ended with:
On the day of the foundation of the National Reich Church the Christian cross shall be removed from all churches, cathedrals, and chapels inside the frontiers of the Reich and its colonies and will be replaced by the symbol of invincible Germany - the swastika.
Another lie dear to the Left that has managed to enter the collective mind is that the Popes wanted to get rid of the Jews. Countless rabbis, Jewish leaders and Israeli authorities have recognised the crucial role played by the Catholic Church in helping the Jews. In fact the Church has done more than any other institution to help and rescue Jews from Nazism.

From the Jewish Library website:
The vindication of Pius XII has been established principally by Jewish writers and from Israeli archives. It is now established that the Pope supervised a rescue network which saved 860,000 Jewish lives - more than all the international agencies put together.
The power of propaganda and how easy it is to smear a political or ideological opponent is terrifying.

The danger of a return to values and ideas espoused by the Nazis, that we hear so much about, is real, but doesn’t come so much from the direction of the usual suspects, “Islamophobic”, neo-Nazi groups, as from a far more mainstream, Leftist direction.

The threat has two sources. One is the rise of Islam in the West – aided and abetted by the Left - with its well-known ideological and historical links to Nazism and anti-Semitism. The second source is less well-known. Recent in-depth and ground-breaking historical research, thanks to the opening of national archives - previously closed to the public - after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, has thrown an entirely new light on what nurtured Nazi ideology. We already knew that Hitler and Nazism were neo-pagan and anti-Christian (despite what the Left says), but books like Karla Poewe's New Religions and the Nazis (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK), Gene Edward Veith’s Modern Fascism: Liquidating the Judaeo-Christian Worldview (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) and others, go much further than that.

They reveal a worrisome, sinister similarity between Nazism and current trends, both sharing hostility for the Judaeo-Christian tradition and its ethics and increasingly embracing neo-pagan views. In many way, Nazis were pioneers of what’s happening today. About Nazis, Poewe says:
They also rejected Christian morality. They couldn't stand the Ten Commandments. They were totally against any categorical or timeless morality. They wanted something opportunistic, something that changed with the human circumstances.
These days’ moral relativism in a nutshell.

US historian Veith has a definition for fascism that is undistinguishable from our time’s prevailing ethos: “Fascism is the modern world's nostalgia for paganism. It is a sophisticated culture's revolt against God.”

As the 10 years of historical research by Karla Poewe document, Nazism was ushered in by new religions, chiefly the German Faith Movement (Deutsche Glaubensbewegung or DGB), mixing pagan Nordic and Hindu religions.

Mirroring present-day's environmentalism and its pantheism were Himmler's proclamations of the sacred status of German lands. SS symbols, oaths and rituals were derived from ancient German and Nordic mythology. The rooms of their secret meetings were decorated with runes, prehistoric signs supposed to give the power of prophecy to anyone who could read them.

Himmler and Hitler wanted to abolish the "criminal institution of the Christian Church known as marriage", although gave up this goal as unacceptable to contemporary Germans. They’d be delighted to see how much their ideas are being vindicated nowadays.

There was a "secular christening" for illegitimate children, called "SS name-giving", created by Himmler, complete with swastikas and runes.

About homosexuality, Poewe said:
Hauer's DGB bunde shared with National Socialism a tendency toward homoerotism. Hauer himself was permissibly heterosexual, but "homosexuality was very tolerated in these youth movements, and a high percentage of the SA and SS were homosexual or bisexual. People like to think that because Adolf Hitler murdered (SA leader) Ernst Rohm, who was homosexual, he was repressive of homosexuality. But that wasn't the case. It's a myth to think the Nazi movement was against homosexuality. Far from it; it wasn't sexually repressive at all.
So, here we have it: the Nazis paved the way, and now we can follow in their futuristic, progressive path: marriages are in decline, Christianity is dying, illegitimacy is on the rise, paganism seems the way forward, and homosexuality is making great advances towards normal status.


Photo by Marion Doss (Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0).

4 comments:

  1. No gay pride marches in the Russian army... real Russian soldiers on the Russian border... 13% flat tax, no capital gains tax... Who are the communists again, comrades?

    The Jewish owned international media is on an anti-white, anti-Christian fággot jihad...

    Islamic countries have very little AIDS because they execute homosexuals by stoning them to death.

    Homosexuals desire their own extinction and Muslims are willing to give it to them.
    I see no reason to interfere, broken clocks can be right twice a day...

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    1. The "Jewish-owned international media" was and remains part of the ideological propaganda of those opposed to Judaism and Christianity, and there is precious little scientific fact in the notion of race, whatever the color one chooses to espouse or vilify.

      The article correctly shows the historical validity of the neo-Pagans whose religion ultimately would be their own totalitarian power over others. The state as god was the point of this article, and any state -- under any leader -- which acts against others on such empty concepts as race or economic class is dictatorial, plain and simple.

      Freedom is my color, and live and let live is my worldview when I am not faced with those who would paint the world in conspiracies. The only conspiracies to control and rule come logically as well as historically from people intent on being our masters.

      The empty assertion that Muslims execute homosexuals is without proof, for in fact the acting party in a sex act with female, male or even animal is deemed to not be perverse sexually. For this you may consult Khomeni's own little book, to begin an education in such things.

      The National Socialists were socialists, as any number of quotes by leading Nazis demonstrate. The Soviet Socialists and Sino Socialists and Italian Fascists and Khmer Rouge all were socialists as well. The corrupt East German government was socialist. The theme here is consistent and only argued against by those who still hold out hope that socialism, "correctly done," will somehow not turn out the same.

      The opposite of coercive, god-like state governance is simple freedom, which slowly defeats these dictatorships, such as the decades long life of the USSR collapsing shows. Ditto the corrupt behavior of the previous Ukrainian government or the current Venezuelan government. DItto the six decades' long rule of socialists in "revolutionary" Cuba.

      The answer is not more anti-Semitism from small minds, but rather the awareness that stereotypes -- whether Jews or Kulaks or the bourgeoisie -- are not what gathers political power to be master over others. What gathers political power to rule over others is sociopathic and simply evil, no matter how many "Goldsteins" are thrown up in a new meditation in hate. When individuality and freedom reign in place of masters, prosperity is a natural byproduct in which many gain. When masters arise -- as the Führer did here in Germany -- the result is swift, murderous and fatal to a people as to a nation.

      What is anti-Christian in the modern day? Certainly it is not Jews as a group, but proof positive is that Islam as practiced in Saudi Arabia -- one example among many -- is absolutely anti-Christian as well as anti-Semitic and, most importantly anti-freedom for all.

      Ms. Ferrari, thank you for your resourced citations, clarity and research. Best wishes, and -- Vielen Dank aus Berlin.

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  2. Enza, you should have a look at the Nuremberg Project that documents the crimes of the Nazi's against Christians and Christianity. These are the actual documents used at the trial and they used the crimes against Christians and Christianity as one of the multitude of crimes committed by the Nazis. So much for them being Christian when they tried to exterminate Christianity.

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    1. Thank you for the suggestion, I will.

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