How do some people assume that Adolf Hitler was an Atheist?

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  • whyme?
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    1 decade ago
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    One of the things on the German soldiers belt buckles said "Got mit uns" or 'God with us'. At the same time one of the things on the USA military"s insignia was "In God we trust" so who's side was God on?

  • 1 decade ago

    Well to be fair Hitler's religious beliefs aren't discussed much. For those who don't know in October 24, 1933, Hitler stated: "We were convinced that the people needs and requires this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out."

    From the context I'd take 'this faith' to be Christianity, after all he also said: "National Socialism neither opposes the Church nor is it anti-religious, but on the contrary, it stands on the ground of a real Christianity".

    How about: "Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith."

    To be fair the evidence is he was playing on the German people's Christian beliefs, I doubt he shared them much but they were a good tool to get the support of the gullible. Not the sort of thing that would happen today.

    Cool dude eh?

  • 1 decade ago

    Despite the fact that he rounded up atheists and sent them to concentration camps, disbanded the German Freethinker's Society and publicly railed against atheism, some people still want to assume that any person they don't like must of course have been part of a group they don't like.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because he was evil... and people (some people) just think that if someone believes in god they can not be evil.. therefore he must be an atheist..... In reality he was a christian and considering all the murders that have been perpetrated in the name of some religion or another I tend to associate religious ferver with evil.....

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  • 1 decade ago

    Let's just say, from an historical perspective it was hard to determine what Hitler's beliefs actually were, and I believe they also changed over time.

  • Duke
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    1 decade ago

    Technically, he was not known to express actual faith in any deity. And he presided over a pack of leaders who ranged from pagan beliefs to atheism to bizarre pagan/Christian hybrids. One could imagine his actual beliefs could have been almost anything.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why does this ridiculous question (and its Catholic counterpart) keep coming up?

    Hitler was a raving nutbar. His religious beliefs are irrelevant.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Might have something to do with him writing about how god was the greatest trick ever played on man.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not even facts can get in the way of Godwin's Law.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because they are told this by religious organisations which include liars.

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