NAZISM & CHRISTIANISM
Aug 12, 2006 01:31 PM
British Historian Paul Johnson writes on the Second World War (1):
“During the war, the churches’ attitude to Hitler became, if anything, more servile. There was wholesale confiscation of church property of all kinds, each ministy taking what it wanted. There was anti-Christian propaganda in the armed forces. But the churches continued to greet Nazi victories by ringing their bells, until they were taken away to be melted down for war effort. Only seven Catholics in the whole of the German Reich refused to perform military service; six were executed, the seventh was declared insane. The sacrifices of the Protestants were more considerable, but still insignificant. (...) Hitler, whom [Pope] Pius XII saw as the indispensible bastion against [Communist] Russia, himself equated true Christianity with communism.”
“In the end [Hitler] intended to exterminate the Christians. But first he wanted to deal with the Jews. Here he rightly believed he could get German Christian support, or at least acquiescence. ‘As for Jews’, he told Bishop Berning of Osnabruch in April 1933, ‘I am just carrying on with the same policy which the Catholic church had adopted for 1500 years’.”
Nazism and Neo-Nazism have nothing to do, therefore, with Theosophy, or the divine wisdom which teaches non-violence, universal brotherhood and respect for all life.
Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline
(1) “A History of Christianity”, Paul Johnson, Penguin Books, copyright 1976, 556 pp.; see p. 490.
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