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Family Values, Christian Morality – Defended by Hitler

Current prominent figures, speaking words the “Christian Right” wants to hear, are not the first national leaders to use Christian morality as a rallying cry.

These words are from 1933:

“The National Government will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built up. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality and the family as the basis of national life.”

We can perhaps learn from human experience. Those two sentences were spoken February 1, 1933 by Adolf Hitler during his first radio address after coming to power. These quotes that follow are also from Hitler, the same year.

It is the purpose of the Government “to fill our whole culture once more with a Christian spirit, and that not only in politics. We want to burn out the harmful features in our theater and our literature.”

It is the purpose of the Government “to fill our whole culture once more with a Christian spirit, and that not only in politics. We want to burn out the harmful features…”
He really hated “liberalism,” “liberal excesses” and “harmful features” of public behavior. He seemed a good choice to conservative Christians not fully aware of his actual beliefs and behavior. He seemed to have at least some high and honorable purposes.

“The Government, being resolved to undertake the political and moral purification of our public life, is creating and securing the conditions necessary for a really profound revival of religious life.” “The struggle against materialistic views and for a real national community is just as much in the interest of the German nation as in [the interest] of the welfare of our Christian faith.”

“The Government of the Reich … regards Christianity as the unshakable foundation of the morals and moral code of the nation.” “The rights of the churches will not be diminished.”

He really hated “liberalism,” “liberal excesses” and “harmful features” of public behavior. He seemed a good choice to conservative Christians …

Strangely, I don’t feel much safer knowing that current American leaders also promise to promote Christian morality, defend the family, honor the churches, “burn out” materialism and harmful influences, and invade any nation that ‘deserves’ it.

Burn” is a very good word for what the Nazis did to Germany and Europe in the 30’s and 40’s. Of course the time, place, and names are different, very much so. But it is the same human nature at work. We will regret it profoundly if we ignore that fundamental — and very Christian — fact.

Quotations are from The Speeches of Adolph Hitler, 1922-1939, Vol. 1, pg. 369-372 (London, Oxford University Press, 1942 – edition of 1969.)


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  • I drifted off my original ideas to post last comments…. when i said trust no one…. it seemed that people claim to be religious, yet
    according to the 10 commandments, I see these people maybe keeping 5 out of 10, or 3 out of 10….people I know, who think they are saved.
    Then I come here, and the attacks fly!

    You should say “this is what I believe to be wrong, and we should pray for this person , that God may straighten him/her out”, not attack them with vileness usually reserved for the Devil!

    Take-Care/Not Offense!
    Thanks.

  • hey,folks. I ran into this site due to a Christian friend. We were speaking, and from our personal experiences, not all religions, or “branches” of one or the other religion is bad, or 100% perfect. (Humans are imperfect, correct? So too must be some of their judgements/ideals of religion, et al).

    I am almost , but not quite, to the point of “trust no one”, no where, at any time!

    I was raised catholic, and they say “no gambling..except to make money for church”???
    I hung around with a guy and his sister for awhile, whom were Baptists: They wer friendly enough, but some ofthe other followers were as 2 faced, uncaring, etc, as could be!
    in fact, the guy I hung around with, his father told him”you will not smoke while living under my room, itis a sin”, then, he’d go outside, and some 2-3 cigarettes for the night! he was only allowed to smoke outdoors..but isn’t smoking against the Bible, Jesus, God’s wishes? Seems so to me!
    I also know other religions, faiths, people, and a few were as sick, and twisted as the Devil himself! I won;t discuss some of the shockign things I have discovered by”religious” peoples’s, but I was appalled and shocked!
    I even have a relative who is athesist….. he thinks dust and rocks make people after 10 billion years! his issue is he thinks HE is the “end all” and does nto want to answer to anyone or anything, ever.
    My spouse, unfortunately, goes back and forth about the bible, and believing!
    I wish I could convince my spouse 100% to change! I have troubles keeping close to God/.Jesus, and the Bible’s teachings!

    “Cast the first stone, those of you without sin”

    Well, I sure ain;t throwin’
    How about you?

    Hey, about Hitler, maybe he did think he was “Christian?”…. in later interviews and such, he said Jews should be punished becuase they killed Jesus Christ, a man of peace”(something like this, I had heard this before)….he was delusional, we all know this. I dunno. only God and maybe Jesus Christ knows for sure what this guy believed.
    I can’t say.

    All I know is that he was evil incarnate, despite what he said, or claimed, et al.

  • Clinton was criticized for lying about his affair…he was almost impeached yet Bush can lie about Iraq and WMD..can send thousands of our children to their deaths and disfigurement and he is not impeached…because we have a bogus Congress and a “Christian” president..WHO WOULD JESUS BOMB???

  • The reason we are refered to as sheep by Jesus is self evident.
    Whether you are a Christian or not, you can not deny the wisdom of Christ saying this. People move the way the sheepherds tell them to. They need direction, and order. When you have a bad sheepherd, the sheep suffer, when the sheepherd is a good one the sheep are in good hands. The morality or our leaders is something we may question with good reason, but when we think on Clinton for example, a lot of so called Christians forget that the great king of Israel (David) had an afair too. But David was a man after God’s own heart, his reforms are in the chronicles. Christ says that we will “know a tree by the fruits it bears”, so we can reason to the fact the Clinton was trying to set up reforms for the poor, and help education. and do Christian acts. He made a HUMAN mistake, and he was branded for it. Now we have a wicked sheepherd, who “Does not pitty the fatherless” “and eats up the widows mite” he has people killed in the name of justice (In whcih there is none, even if there had been WMD, we went into Iraq, and Afganistan, where the pipe line is going through, but not Saudi, we have weapons of Mass Destruction,.and we (not you or I, but or Sheepherds Ronald Regan, and Geroge Bush senior) gave thes so called weapons of mass destruction to Iraq in the first place.) These do not a good sheepherd make. George Bush, is a murderor, in the fact that he has killed thousands for oil. Than he has the gaul to say he has done it all in the Lord’s name? Moral opinions make poor laws. If Christian truly claim to believe in the bibical God, they should see that judgement is reserved for God to make alone, not congress, not the murderor Bush, and not a party that claims to love the Lord, than spread lies saying that democrats want to ban the bible. Stupid! I am not a democrat, I am independant, and I don’t like things democrats do either, but they do not claim to be doing God’s work either and than kill people…. I leave you now with this scripture from Matthew 24:4-6 and 11 (feel free to read in your own bible the scripture around it)”And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed tha no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ: and shall deceive many.” “And many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.”

    I pray people will search for truth, and not for their own understanding.
    sincerely,
    Jean Valjean

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