• Hitler was a model conservative Christian.

    Like conservative Christians today, Hitler was great believer in the sanctity of marriage which is why he introduced the Law for the Encouragement of Marriage which entitled newly married couples to a loan of 1000 Marks (around 9 months' average wages at that time). Furthermore, Hitler persecuted homosexuals which would meet with the approval of many conservative Christians today. In addition, many Christians today are vehemently opposed to immigration and have an inherent distrust of people from other faiths and cultures: Hitler was also a xenophobic, as millions of Jews, Poles and Russians would have testified if Hitler hadn't murdered them.

  • of course he was - to deny this would be historical berserk

    Hitler constantly referenced god in his speeches through all the years he was in power - and he would have no reason to do this dishonestly if he wasn't accountable to the people's votes. to add to this, he speaks about his catholic christian religion many times in Mein Kamph.

    On every solider in Nazi germany, the words "god with us" would be put on their uniforms and weapons. Hitler also said that he was doing to will of god by killing the jews. He also said that to battle the Soviet Union would be to "fight against the atheists' cause."

  • Yes and denying it is hopeless

    Adolf Hitler was baptized and never refuted his baptism. He was a roman catholic. He made numerous references to God in Mein Kamph. Every Nazi soldier had "God with us" on their uniforms. He declared killing the Jews to be the will of God. The vatican said prayers for his health, well-being, and survival on his birthday. What was the first treaty of Nazi Germany? It was called the Reichskonkordat and signed by the Vatican. This treaty is still in effect to this day. The treaty, in basic form, gave moral legitimacy to Nazi actions as long as Catholics had rights in Germany. Catholics still practiced Anti-semitism at this time which was official doctrine until 1964. So, this was not uncommon back in the day for Catholics to hate Jews.

  • He accepted Jesus

    As a little boy, Adolf Hitler accepted Jesus Christ as lord and savior and some who believe that faith alone can save you believe Hitler is in Heaven right now because Jesus died for even his sins according to the Christian doctrine commonly referred to as the Bible. He was baptized as well.

  • Of course he was.

    His parents were Christian, he was baptized Christian, he called himself Christian, and he found justification for his crimes against the Jews from the Christian Bible. People can say, "well, he may have called himself a Christian, but he didn't ACT like one, and therefore he wasn't". That's just silly. 1.5 billion+ people in the world call themselves Christian, but I doubt all of them "act" like it. Does that mean Christianity is NOT the largest religion in the world? Half my friends are Christian, but very few of them go to church or read the Bible or follow God's dietary laws. They drink, they have premarital sex, some are gay, some work on the Sabbath, and so on. But they're still Christians, and so was Adolf Hitler.

  • Not at all in the slightest.

    Christianity is defined as a religion based off the teachings of Christ. Not just believing that Jesus was the Son of God. Satan believes that he is, but does he practise the teachings of Christ? Of course not. Hitler didn't either. Just because someone says they are a Christian doesn't mean they are if they don't actually put Jesus' teachings into practice. Hitler said he believed in Jesus, but he never did anything to show that he did.

  • He was a Christian, but it doesn't really matter.

    Quote from Mein Kampf:

    "Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."

    Hitler was a Christian. Stalin was an atheist. Both men did what they did because they were bad people, not because of their beliefs, or lack thereof.

  • Fully supported by the catholic church...

    The Nazi belt buckle was emblazoned with 'God mit unst' or whatever, translating to god with us. His birthday was celebrated for a very long time by the catholic church. He was a self-professed christian. There are countless references in his own hand speaking of how he felt he was doing gods work...

    How could you say he wasn't a christian?

  • Yes.

    Hitler was baptized as Roman Catholic during infancy in Austria. He was also a communicant and an altar boy in the Catholic Church. Furthermore, Hitler has said:
    "My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! 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. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before 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 my self 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." –Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922 (Norman H. Baynes, ed. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939, Vol. 1 of 2, pp. 19-20, Oxford University Press, 1942)
    In conclusion, Hitler was Christian.

  • Likely, but irrelevant.

    Yes, based on historical perception, Hitler was a Christian, but regardless of what religious affiliations he had, he would have been just as bad a dude as he was. I don't think it's common understanding that Hitler's religious faith had anything to do with his policies and plans for Germany.

  • No, Hitler wasn't a Christian.

    Adolf Hitler hated Christianity. He called it a disease and once said, "The heaviest blow which ever struck humanity was Christianity" adding "it was an invention of the Jew." He killed/imprisoned genuine pastors and replaced them with his own Nazi pastors. He also replace the cross with the swastika, printed 100,000 copies of his own twisted Bible, re-wrote the 10 commandments, and then created his own Aryan, anti-Semitic, non-Jewish Jesus. Like Judas Iscariot, he professed to be a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, but his motive was for his own evil agenda and is what the Bible would call an idolator - having another god before the God of the Bible.

  • No, Hitler was Not a Christian

    Just like many other supposed "Christians," Hitler might have thought of himself as a Christian, but his actions would depict otherwise. Millions of men, women and children were slaughtered on his orders. Do you think Jesus would approve of such heinous actions? Could you see Jesus and Hitler breaking bread in friendship? If any one person in history could be the embodiment of pure evil on Earth, Adolf Hitler would definitely come to mind.

  • Most Certainly Not

    He might have *called* himself one - but that's meaningless. What makes you a Christian is attempting to follow the teachings of Christ; I assume we can all agree Hitler wasn't doing that. And wasn't he fascinated by the occult? Christians see the occult as a place where they shouldn't dabble. No, Hitler was not a Christian - not in any sense of the word.

  • Not in any meaningful sense

    Everyone likes to use Hitler for their own agenda. We like to say "your a Nazi" or "That's similar to what Hitler did" and in this case "Hitler is a Christian, see how bad you are Christians!"

    Look, for any argument, we should generally leave Hitler out of it UNLESS THERE IS REALLY GOOD REASON TO BRING HIM INTO IT. In other words, if he was a devout Christian who spoke of God often, who was actually following Christian belief, who was known to go to church, etc. Then sure it might be relevant.

    In reality however, Christians condemn what Hitler did. Every reasonable Christian knows that Hitler, even IF HE CALLED HIMSELF A CHRISTIAN was by no means a Christian. Did he show any evidence that he held the faith? Did he follow the teachings of Christ? Did he love is neighbor? Didn't he constantly act against the teachings of Christ, the Bible, the Church, etc? How can anyone really say hes a Christian at all. That is simply nuts.

    Now, this does not prove Christianity obviously. And if Hitler was a public atheist this would not prove Christianity. All this does is say that Hitler was not Christian. Stop battling over which side he was on.

    This is what I ask: CAN WE ALL JUST AGREE HITLER WAS BAD? Why can't we just admit this, move on, and work for a better world?? If Christianity is correct or good it has nothing to do with Hitler. If Christianity is bad or evil or incorrect it has nothing to do with Hitler. Same goes for atheism. Let's just cooperate for a better world and argue about theism and atheism and Christianity without using Hitler. Please!

    Posted by: Dmot
  • Just Propaganda

    Far from. Hitler use of Christian rhetoric was, as he had indicated in interviews, a propaganda. He sought the 'buy in' from the masses and appealing to the divine was purely one of his major manipulative tools. To add Hitler despised the Jews and also Christianity, seeing it as the 'monster' child of Judaism.

  • I would say he was not Christian, nor was he an Atheist.

    He was definitely not a bible believing Christian, and very much an eccentric motivator of the people. All Hitler was seeking for was to spice up the enthusiasm for the Nazi Party. Before we ask ourselves if his speeches defined his religious orientation we must first ask if he was furiously honest with everything he said. Being vicious and evil, he was a master in the art of seduction, and knew very well what was necessary to say. He concealed his real intentions before becoming chancellor, and yet all of his lectures somehow linked to his radical solutions as a dictator. Germany being Lutheran, it was essential for him to use Christianity as a primary engine, although he oppressed religious political gatherings and regarded it as a corrupt and sickening tradition. He also ordered the murder of conservative Christians. There were thousands of Protestant and Catholic ministers in concentration camps. In the book “Hitler's Secret Conversations 1941-1944” He stated: "When all is said, we have no reason to wish that the Italians and Spaniards should free themselves from the drug of Christianity. Let's be the only people who are immunized against the disease."

  • Actions speak louder than words

    Germany was predominantly a Lutheran country, and Hitler was a politician. So it makes sense that Hitler would make appeals to Christians ideals to rally support, but that has nothing to do with what Hitler himself actually believed. Hitler was strongly influenced by the ethics of Friederich Nietzsche who, in his writings, contrasted his own morality with Christian morality, calling Christian morality a disease. It is clear that Hitler agreed with Nietzsche, so it's unlikely he was a Christian. Besides that, one need only look at the way Hitler lived his life, and all the evil he did to know that he was not really following Christ. He can call himself whatever he wants, but if he's not following Christ, then he's not a Christian.

  • Hitler was a Christian by opportunity only.

    Saying Hitler was raised catholic doesnt mean he was.Everybody is born an athiest-you dont have an understanding of God to begin with.Does that mean I win the argument?Hitler had to appeal to the Christian public in order to get power-no different than Mussolini.Hitlers speeches and Mein Kampf book show a true Christian appearance.His conversations with his inner circle and close friends show a totally different Hitler-not to mention his table talks-recorded by three different people with very similar stories.
    In the end, look at his actions.Would a Christian attack the churches and its members?What about the priests of Dachau? Many churches ere done away with under Hitler too, like the Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist,etc...The bible teaches to live in harmony whenever possible.To love even your enemies.Hitler sought power to become idolized and to bring about a scientific based global church to replace "false religions" like Christianity, Judaism,etc...Anyone who has studied history and propoganda knows how Hitler operated, and how he used religion to his aid in securing power.
    If you are a politician, you always want to appeal to everybody.If your voters are all athiest, then guess what...You are too!You never tackle issues like abortion because when the public opinion is strongly divided, picking a side will lose you half the people.
    The fact that Hitler could hardly remember basic facts about the bible(couldnt recall who led the Jews out of Egypt towards the promised land), and although he didnt try to recite the bible verbatim, he grossly mis-stated scripture to the point that it was not even close enough to know what he was trying to quote.

  • Not A Chance

    He didn't follow the 10 commandments written in the bible. He didn't love his neighbor as a brother, and he wasn't slow to anger (in fact rather the opposite). He also was attempting to steal the right of ruler-ship from Jesus Christ. He turned christians against christians in War to take power for himself. NOT A CHRISTIAN!!!

  • Not at all in the slightest.

    Christianity is defined as a religion based off the teachings of Christ. Not just believing that Jesus was the Son of God. Satan believes that he is, but does he practise the teachings of Christ? Of course not. Hitler didn't either. Just because someone says they are a Christian doesn't mean they are if they don't actually put Jesus' teachings into practice. Hitler said he believed in Jesus, but he never did anything to show that he did.

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Militant_Pacifist says2013-04-12T11:46:02.147
Lol godwins law anyone?