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The Persecution Complex: The Religious Right’s Deceptive Rallying Cry
Trivia About The Amazing Decep No trivia or quizzes yet. In any case, sometime between and , Hitler apparently decided that he no longer needed to pander to the Christian sensibilities of the German public. In the edition of Hitler wie ihn keiner kennt, Hoffmann altered the photo by removing the cross apparently, Hitler no longer wanted to be associated with this symbol. Most historians today agree that Hitler was not a Christian in any meaningful sense. In August , while he was in Landsberg Prison, Hitler privately told Hess about having to camouflage his opposition to religion, just as he had to hide his enmity toward alcohol.
Even though Hitler found playing a religious hypocrite distasteful, he dared not criticize the church, because he knew this might alienate people.
He was usually more circumspect, refraining from open criticism of Christianity. According to Wagener, who accompanied Hitler from to , Hitler honored Jesus as a great socialist but believed the Christian churches had completely perverted His teachings and were, in fact, teaching the exact opposite.
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He was clearly obsessed with the topic. On December 13, , for example, just two days after declaring war on the United States, he told his Gauleiter district leaders that he was going to annihilate the Jews, but he was postponing his campaign against the church until after the war, when he would deal with them.
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In fact, Hitler contemptuously called Christianity a poison and a bacillus and openly mocked its teachings. In a long diatribe ridiculing many core Christian teachings, Hitler told his colleagues that the Christian concept of heaven was insipid and undesirable.
Hitler, in his own twisted mind, believed black Africans were subhumans intellectually closer to apes than to Europeans, so to him, this was a spectacular insult to Catholics. In February , Hitler again scoffed at the basic teachings of Christianity, sarcastically relating the story of humanity from a Christian standpoint. With its emergence the beautiful clarity of the ancient world was lost. In the end, the evidence is preponderant against Hitler embracing any form of Christianity for most of his adult life.
Even though he tried to palm himself off as a Christian when it served his political purposes, none of his friends and comrades considered him one. Even though he never officially left the Catholic Church, Schroeder claimed he promised to withdraw from the church immediately after the war to symbolize the dawn of a new historical era. He admired the whip-wielding Jesus, whom he considered a fellow Aryan warrior fighting against the allegedly infernal Jews, but he had utter contempt for the Jesus who told His followers to love their enemies and turn the other cheek.