>From: "John M Grigg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: What was the religious/ideological foundation of Nazism?
>Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 16:38:08 -0900
>Hitler and the Nazi's were "Christian" to the extent it was a cloak they
>wore to ingratiate themselves with the public and consolidate their power.
>This was not the first time this was done in history! Later, the Christian
>trappings were phased out for an approach of Nazism as a cult of
>personality religion with Hitler as the savior. I have read stories of
>Nazi youth party members actually being taught to pray to Hitler.
I don't know how much of this was actually instituted or how much of it was
unrealized party platform, but they also wanted to replace crosses in
churches with swastikas, and to replace the bible with mein kamph.
Wasn't hitler himself into Norse gods and ancient german paganism? I don't
remember where I heard that exactly.
>Equating Nazism with Christianity OR atheism is insulting. Should we
>compare them to something biological... like cancer?
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