Religion in Nazi Germany

…Germany is a Christian nation of which more than 46 million belong to the German Evangelical (Protestant) Church, and 30 million to the Roman Catholic faith…

 

Cross on the Hill

 

ADOLF HITLER COMMENTS ON CHRISTIANITY

 

“First I believe in Almighty God.”

“And, I solemnly declare that Almighty God has chosen me for this task.”

“And so I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p.46.

“We wish to fill our culture once more with the spirit of Christianity – but not only in theory.” – Adolf Hitler

“To a political leader the religious teachings and practices of   his people should be sacred and inviolable. Otherwise, he should not be a statesman but a reformer, if he has the necessary qualifications for such a mission. Any other line of conduct will lead to disaster, especially in Germany.” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf. p.75.

“In this hour I pray that the Almighty will give His blessing in the years to come to our labours, to our judgement and to our strength of resolution, that he may guard us from all false pride as from all cowardly submission, that He will let us find the right path, which He in his providence has allotted to the German people, and that He gives us always the courage to do right and never to waver or weaken before any force or danger.” – Adolf Hitler. Fifth Anniversary of the National Socialist Government.

“It is a tragedy of the Germanic world that Jesus was Judaised, distorted, falsified; and an alien Asiatic spirit was forced upon us. That is a crime we must repair.”

“In this hour I would ask of the Lord God only this: that, as in the past, so in the years to come He would give His blessing to our work and our action, to our judgement and our resolution, that He will safeguard us from all false pride and from all cowardly servility, that he may grant to us to find the straight path which His Providence has ordained for the German people, and that he may ever give us the courage to do the right, never to falter, never to yield before any violence, before any danger.” – Adolf Hitler.

“When folk have set before them a true purpose and then pursue it unmoved with bravery and courage, when they withstand with a strong heart every trial which Heaven sends upon them, then one day at the last Almighty Providence will yet grant them the fruits of their struggle and of their sacrifices. For God has never abandoned any man upon this earth unless he has first abandoned himself.” – Adolf Hitler.

“If Providence had not guided us I would often never have found these dizzy paths. Thus, it is that we National Socialists have in the depths of our hearts our faith. No man can fashion world history or the history of peoples unless upon his purpose and his powers there rests the blessing of this Providence.” – Adolf Hitler.

“I believe that this was God’s Will to send a boy into the Reich, to let him become its Leader, in order to bring his home country into the Reich. Otherwise one must doubt Providence.” – Adolf Hitler.

“Our task is to harness the God-given energy of this German nation to stand firm for the Truth.” – Adolf Hitler.

“Help thyself, then thou wilt also have the help of the Almighty.” – Adolf Hitler.

“The Aryan stands firm, one with God in his attitude to the world and its people.” – Adolf Hitler.

“The German Government, which regards Christianity as the unshakable foundation of the ethical life of the German nation, attaches the greatest importance to the maintenance and development of friendly relations with the Holy See.” – The Government’s Program.

“The national government regards the two Christian confessions as the most important factors of the maintenance of our ethical personality.” – The Government’s Program.

“The Party as such advocates a positive Christianity without binding itself to any particular church.” – 24th Point.

“The Government will adopt a just and objective attitude towards all other religions.” – The Government’s Program.

“No National Socialist shall be allowed to suffer because he does not subscribe to a certain religion or because he ascribes to no religion at all. Belief is a matter for each one to resolve in the light of his own conscience. Compulsion must not be exercised.” – Rudolf Hess.

“The tolerance shown towards the agnostic and anti-Christian confessions is also extended to Jewish religious activities in Germany. I have already attempted to make it quite clear that the special treatment meted out to Jews in Germany is inspired solely by racial and not by religious motives. The Jews enjoy full liberty in the exercise of the ritual.” – Cesare Santoro. Hitler Germany Seen by a Foreigner.

“The Protestant world is still under German leadership. There is no foundation for the fear, voiced abroad, that Germany will forsake the Protestant world.” – Hanns Kerrl. German Minister for Church Affairs.

“The Protestant may remain Protestant and the Catholic Catholic, and he who is neither and nevertheless owns Christ, may also remain what he is.” – Hanss Kerrl. German Minister for Church Affairs.

“Dr. Muller is undoubtedly more representative. He is sincere and pious, though somewhat hearty, Army chaplain, honestly convinced that Hitler is a miracle. At last, the German Christians feel that the Almighty has done something. If only the immense spiritual forces in the new Germany can be harnessed in the service of Christianity the new mission of which the Germans are profoundly conscious will be a Christian one.” – H. Powys-Greenwood. Hitler’s First Year.

“National Socialism would have every German decide for himself on spiritual questions, just as in the days of Frederick the Great. The National Socialist state gives to the church what belongs to the church, and to the state what belongs to the state.” – Rudolf Hess.

“I believe in the Holy German people inside and outside the German frontiers. I believe in Adolf Hitler, who by the grace of God, was sent to give the German people faith in themselves once more.” – German Faith Movement.

“Adolf Hitler gave us back our faith. He showed us the true meaning of religion. He has come to renew for us the faith of our fathers and to make us new and better beings… just as Jesus Christ made his twelve apostles into a faithful band to the martyr’s death whose faith shook the Roman Empire, so now we witness the same spectacle again. Adolf Hitler is the true Holy Ghost.” – Hanns Kerrl. German Minister for German Affairs.

Source: 2013 New Edition – WITNESS TO HISTORY

 

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