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Hitler Pretended to Respect “My Lord and Savior” Jesus

It is not pleasant to study the face of evil, but it seems good that some of us be aware of its common habits, intentions, and techniques, and spread our findings around a bit. I’ve been browsing again in the speeches of Adolf Hitler*.

Hitler claimed respect for his "lord and savior" JesusThere are several patterns of manipulation and verbal violence – lying, fraud – that quickly stand out to me.

Hitler deliberately misused Christian terms and references to make himself sound like a true and devoted believer in Christ –

at least he would appear so to those who were not paying close attention, and unfortunately many believers and church leaders do not pay close attention to such things.

“L … said … that his feeling ‘as a man and a Christian’ prevented him from being an Anti-Semite. I say: my feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Saviour as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were … As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.”

His comments a few minutes later in the same speech carry the flavor of Christ’s concern about the “sheep without a shepherd”.

“…the mightiest thing which our Movement must create: for these widespread, seeking, and straying masses a new Faith which will not fail them in this hour of confusion, to which they can pledge themselves, on which they can build so that they may at least find once again a place which may bring calm to their hearts.”

Well, there you have it. A new Messiah, offering to do the job successfully that Jesus nobly tried, and failed, to do.

This is a brilliant capitalizing on the religious feeling in many Germans while he explicitly subverts that religious loyalty and shifts it to the nation and its lying Leader. As I said above, this often works because Christian people are not paying close attention. They sometimes seem to think it is disrespectful or unbelieving to pay close attention. They are certainly wrong about that.

  • Constant lying about sub-groups of the German people, including Jews, liberals, government officials, artists, authors, and many others. I don’t mean political campaigning; I mean deliberate, vigorous, extensive, sustained deadly lying (sometimes linked with a few morsels of truth to make it go down easier).
  • Constant distortion of historical events. Again, not just occasional accidental misstatement or slight exaggeration, but deliberate, extensive, public lying.
  • Deliberate incitement to invasion and war on false pretenses.
  • Mocking of and non-cooperation with other nations and with international agencies, and abrogation of treaties.

All these things occur and recur in his speeches. To me all these behaviors ‘and those who practice them’ are profoundly cowardly, because they flee from and camouflage reality instead of dealing with it intelligently and effectively. But that’s beside the point, and it makes these evil behaviors no less effective or deadly. Whether he actually said it or not, his Nazis certainly practiced this concept: If you make the lies big enough, and say them often enough and loud enough, the people will believe and act on them.

Now the unpleasant question:

Do you see ways in which any of these practices have been present in America in recent years?

(See prior posts regarding Hitler and the Nazis.)

* Quotations are from The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, 1922-1939, ed. N H Baynes, Oxford University Press 1942, Howard Fertig Inc. 1969, p19 – 21

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  • Have you every read the Torah ? Bible. I think all the proff is there concerning Jesus’ authenticity. God Bless.

  • If the Jesus of the religous right ever came he would in many ways be worse than Hitler. Hitler would have been more mercifull to the Jews and everyone else than the Jesus of the Christians. Hitler gassed his enemies but he never promised a lake of eternal fire for all who oppose him. Ask yourself what’s worse. Being gassed which kills you in ten to fifteen minutes, or burning eternaly in a firy pit. Hitler burned the bodies of Jews after they were gassed and DEAD but the Jesus of Pat Robertson will send us all to place where we burn alive! Until the end of time! If the Jews thought Hitler was bad they should relax because Hitler was only the orderve, they haven’t even had the meal yet for when Jesus returns they have a lake of eternal fire to look foward to!
    I’m not neccisarily against Zionism as a faith but we all know that The christians will continue to finacialy and militarily back Israel untill their “savior” comes back and on that day all the Jews better Heil Jesus they will be throne into a lake of fire never to be retreived. Isn’t that nice. I’ts the least Jesus can do to show the Jews how much he loves them and is sorry for not preventing the Holocaust.

    1.Jesus doesn’t condemn anyone to hell, no they do that themselves through freewill. Hell is were those who refuse the ways of love (which is the joy of heaven-they would be being forfeced into something they don’t want if God let them go to heaven-of course they want happeness but a selfish kinnd of gratification rather than fulfilment).

    2. I know little about this site, are these people backing Isreals inhumane military campaign (history hmmm). what Isreal is doing is wrong. FULL STOP.

    3. You don’t know what you are talking about- Jesus will come in glory (in the sky), not from Isreal.

    4. You know little about God, he does exist and he does love

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  • and as for the hard right fundamentalists, does this sound like them?

    Isaiah 5

    18 Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit,

    and wickedness as with cart ropes,

    19 to those who say, “Let God hurry,

    let him hasten his work

    so we may see it.

    Let it approach,

    let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come,

    so we may know it.”

    20 Woe to those who call evil good

    and good evil,

    who put darkness for light

    and light for darkness,

    who put bitter for sweet

    and sweet for bitter.

    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes

    and clever in their own sight.

    22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine

    and champions at mixing drinks,

    23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,

    but deny justice to the innocent.

    24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw

    and as dry grass sinks down in the flames,

    so their roots will decay

    and their flowers blow away like dust;

    for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty

    and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.

  • The vision of the fate of the Jews in the end times, which is the heart of Yeshua :

    Isaiah 49

    The Servant of the LORD

    1 Listen to me, you islands;

    hear this, you distant nations:

    Before I was born the LORD called me;

    from my birth he has made mention of my name.

    2 He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,

    in the shadow of his hand he hid me;

    he made me into a polished arrow

    and concealed me in his quiver.

    3 He said to me, “You are my servant,

    Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.”

    4 But I said, “I have labored to no purpose;

    I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing.

    Yet what is due me is in the LORD’s hand,

    and my reward is with my God.”

    5 And now the LORD says-

    he who formed me in the womb to be his servant

    to bring Jacob back to him

    and gather Israel to himself,

    for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD

    and my God has been my strength-

    6 he says:

    “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant

    to restore the tribes of Jacob

    and bring back those of Israel I have kept.

    I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,

    that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”

    7 This is what the LORD says-

    the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel-

    to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation,

    to the servant of rulers:

    “Kings will see you and rise up,

    princes will see and bow down,

    because of the LORD , who is faithful,

    the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

    Restoration of Israel

    8 This is what the LORD says:

    “In the time of my favor I will answer you,

    and in the day of salvation I will help you;

    I will keep you and will make you

    to be a covenant for the people,

    to restore the land

    and to reassign its desolate inheritances,

    9 to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’

    and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’

    “They will feed beside the roads

    and find pasture on every barren hill.

    10 They will neither hunger nor thirst,

    nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them.

    He who has compassion on them will guide them

    and lead them beside springs of water.

    11 I will turn all my mountains into roads,

    and my highways will be raised up.

    12 See, they will come from afar-

    some from the north, some from the west,

    some from the region of Aswan.”

    13 Shout for joy, O heavens;

    rejoice, O earth;

    burst into song, O mountains!

    For the LORD comforts his people

    and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

    14 But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me,

    the Lord has forgotten me.”

    15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast

    and have no compassion on the child she has borne?

    Though she may forget,

    I will not forget you!

    16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;

    your walls are ever before me.

    17 Your sons hasten back,

    and those who laid you waste depart from you.

    18 Lift up your eyes and look around;

    all your sons gather and come to you.

    As surely as I live,” declares the LORD ,

    “you will wear them all as ornaments;

    you will put them on, like a bride.

    19 “Though you were ruined and made desolate

    and your land laid waste,

    now you will be too small for your people,

    and those who devoured you will be far away.

    20 The children born during your bereavement

    will yet say in your hearing,

    ‘This place is too small for us;

    give us more space to live in.’

    21 Then you will say in your heart,

    ‘Who bore me these?

    I was bereaved and barren;

    I was exiled and rejected.

    Who brought these up?

    I was left all alone,

    but these-where have they come from?’ “

    22 This is what the Sovereign LORD says:

    “SEE, I WILL BECKON TO THE GENTILES,

    I WILL LIFT UP MY BANNER TO THE PEOPLES;

    THEY WILL BRING YOUR SONS IN THEIR ARMS

    AND CARRY YOUR DAUGHTERS ON THEIR SHOULDERS.

    23 Kings will be your foster fathers,

    and their queens your nursing mothers.

    They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground;

    they will lick the dust at your feet.

    Then you will know that I am the LORD ;

    those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”

    24 Can plunder be taken from warriors,

    or captives rescued from the fierce [b] ?

    25 But this is what the LORD says:

    “Yes, captives will be taken from warriors,

    and plunder retrieved from the fierce;

    I will contend with those who contend with you,

    and your children I will save.

    26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh;

    they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine.

    Then all mankind will know

    that I, the LORD , am your Savior,

    your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

    Zechariah 8:23

    This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In those days ten men from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.’ “

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