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D23MIURG23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:55 PM
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179. Hitler was a catholic.
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 09:58 PM by D23MIURG23
Hitler was raised by Roman Catholic parents, but after he left home, he never attended Mass or received the sacraments.<297> However, after he had moved to Germany, where the Catholic and the Protestant church are largely financed through a church tax collected by the state, Hitler (like Goebbels) never "actually left his church or refused to pay church taxes. In a nominal sense therefore," the historian Steigmann-Gall states, Hitler "can be classified as Catholic."<298>

Additionally, here are some quotes linking him to Christianity:

"The anti-Semitism of the new movement (Christian Social movement) was based on religious ideas instead of racial knowledge."

Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf", Vol. 1, Chapter 3

"I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord's work."

Adolph Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936

"I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator."

Adolph Hitler, _Mein Kampf_, pp. 46

"This human world of ours would be inconceivable without the practical existence of a religious belief."

Adolph Hitler, _Mein Kampf_, pp.152

More at

A lot of people want to paint Hitler as an atheist who was trying to confuse everyone by continually paying lip service to Christianity. Such a standard conveniently allows any controversial figure in history to become an "atheist" without their knowledge or consent.
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