FAQ 2

We see a lot of people try and deny that Hitler was a Christian and/or followed Christian beliefs.
So this FAQ provides quotes from Hitler clearly showing his Christian (mostly Roman Catholic) leanings.

With approval from NoBeliefs.Com here they are:

The Christianity of Hitler revealed in his speeches and proclamations>

Compiled by Jim Walker
Originated: 27 Feb. 1997
Additions: 03 Jun. 2006

Through subterfuge and concealment, many of today’s Church leaders and
faithful Christians have camouflaged the Christianity of Adolf Hitler and
have attempted to mark him an atheist, a pagan cult worshipper, or a false
Christian. However, from the earliest formation of the Nazi party and throughout
the period of conquest and growth, Hitler expressed his Christian support
to the German citizenry and soldiers. In the 1920s, Hitler’s German Workers’
Party (pre Nazi term) adopted a “Programme” with twenty-five points
(the Nazi version of a constitution). In point twenty-four, their intent
clearly demonstrates, from the very beginning, their stand in favor of a
“positive” Christianity:

24. We demand liberty for all religious denominations
in the State, so far as they are not a danger to it and do not militate
against the morality and moral sense of the German race. The Party,
as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not bind
itself in the matter of creed to any particular confession. It combats
the Jewish-materialist spirit within and without us, and
is convinced that our nation can achieve permanent health from within
only on the principle: the common interest before self-interest.

Hitler’s speeches and proclamations, even more clearly, reveal his faith
and feelings toward a Christianized Germany. Nazism presents an embarrassment
to Christianity and demonstrates the danger of faith. The following words
from Hitler show his disdain for atheism, and pagan cults, and reveals the
strength of his Christian feelings:


My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior 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 and summoned men to fight against them
and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless
love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how
the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the
Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world
against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion
I recognize more profoundly than ever before in the fact that it was for this
that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. 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…. And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are
acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have
also a duty to my own people…. When I go out in the morning and see these
men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe
I would be no Christian, but a very devil if I felt no pity for them, if I did
not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom to-day
this poor people is plundered and exploited.-Adolf Hitler, in his speech in Munich on 12 April 1922

[Note, “brood of vipers” appears in Matt. 3:7 & 12:34. John
2:15 depicts Jesus driving out the money changers (adders) from the temple.
The word “adders” also appears in Psalms 140:3]


Just as the Jew could once incite the mob of Jerusalem against Christ, so today
he must succeed in inciting folk who have been duped into madness to attack
those who, God’s truth! seek to deal with this people in utter honesty and sincerity.-Adolf Hitler, in Munich, 28 July 1922


In the Bible we find the text, ‘That which is neither hot nor cold will I spew
out of my mouth.’ This utterance of the great Nazarene has kept its profound
validity until the present day.-Adolf Hitler, speech in Munich, 10 April 1923

[The Bible quote comes Jesus speaking in Revelation 3:16]


In the life of nations, what in the last resort decides questions is a kind
of Judgment Court of God…. Always before god and the world the stronger
has the right to carry through what he wills.

-Adolf Hitler, speech in Munich, 13 April 1923


There are three words which many use without a thought which for us are no
catch-phrases: Love, Faith, and Hope…. We are fanatical in our love for
our people….

We have faith in the rights of our people, the rights which have existed
time out of mind. We protest against the view that every other nation should
have rights – and we have none. We must learn to make our own this blind faith
in the rights of our people, in the necessity of devoting ourselves to the
service of these rights; we must make our own the faith that gradually victory
must be granted us if only we are fanatical enough. And from this love and
from this faith there emerges for us the idea of hope. When others doubt and
hesitate for the future of Germany – we have no doubts. We have both the hope
and the faith that Germany will and must once more become great and mighty.

We have faith that one day Heaven will bring the Germans back into a Reich
over which there shall be no Soviet star, no Jewish star of David, but above
that Reich there shall be the symbol of German labor – the Swastika. And that
will mean that the first of May has truly come.

-Adolf Hitler, speech in Munich, 01 May 1923

[Love, Faith, and Hope comes from I Corinthians 13:13 NIV]


People ask: is there someone fit to be our leader? Our task is not to search
for that person. Either God will give him to us or he will not come. Our task
is to shape the sword that he will need when he comes. Our task it to provide
the leader with a nation which is ready for him when he comes! My fellow Germans,
awaken! The new day is dawning!

-Adolf Hitler, 04 May 1923


It matters not whether these weapons of ours are humane: if they gain us
our freedom, they are justified before our conscience and before our God.

-Adolf Hitler, in Munich, 01 Aug. 1923


It will at any rate be my supreme task to see to it that in the newly awakened
NSDAP, the adherents of both Confessions can live peacefully together side by
side in order that they may take their stand in the common fight against the
power which is the mortal foe of any true Christianity.-Adolf Hitler, in an article headed “A New Beginning,” 26
Feb. 1925


A few days ago I was in Eisenach and stood on top of the Wartburg, where
a great German once translated the Bible.

-Adolf Hitler, in Schleiz, Thuringia, 18 Jan. 1927

[The great German Hitler speaks about, of course, describes Martin Luther]


We are a people of different faiths, but we are one. Which faith conquers
the other is not the question; rather, the question is whether Christianity
stands or falls…. We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas
of Christianity… in fact our movement is Christian. We are filled with a
desire for Catholics and Protestants to discover one another in the deep distress
of our own people.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech in Passau, 27 October 1928, Bundesarchiv
Berlin-Zehlendorf, [cited from Richard Steigmann-Gall’s The
Holy Reich
]


We are determined, as leaders of the nation, to fulfill as a national government
the task which has been given to us, swearing fidelity only to God, our conscience,
and our Volk…. This the national government will regard its first
and foremost duty to restore the unity of spirit and purpose of our Volk.
It will preserve and defend the foundations upon which the power of our nation
rests. It will take Christianity, as the basis of our collective morality,
and the family as the nucleus of our Volk and state, under its firm
protection….May God Almighty take our work into his grace, give true form
to our will, bless our insight, and endow us with the trust of our Volk.

-Adolf Hitler, on 1 Feb. 1933, addressing the German nation as Chancellor
for the first time, Volkischer Beobachter, 5 Aug. 1935, [cited from
Richard Steigmann-Gall’s The
Holy Reich
]


Except the Lord built the house they labour in vain…. The truth of that
text was proved if one looks at the house of which the foundations were laid
in 1918 and which since then has been in building…. The world will not help,
the people must help itself. Its own strength is the source of life. That
strength the Almighty has given us to use; that in it and through it we may
wage the battle of our life…. The others in the past years have not had
the blessing of the Almighty– of Him Who in the last resort, whatever man
may do, holds in His hands the final decision. Lord God, let us never hesitate
or play the coward, let us never forget the duty which we have taken upon
us…. We are all proud that through God’s powerful aid we have become once
more true Germans.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech in March 1933

[Note, “Except the Lord built the house, they labour in vain” comes
from Psalms 127:1 ]


The Government, being resolved to undertake the political and moral purification
of our public life, are creating and securing the conditions necessary for
a really profound revival of religious life…. The National Government regard
the two Christian Confessions as the weightiest factors for the maintenance
of our nationality. They will respect the agreements concluded between them
and the federal States. Their rights are not to be infringed…. It will be
the Government’s care to maintain honest co-operation between Church and State;
the struggle against materialistic views and for a real national community
is just as much in the interest of the German nation as in that of the welfare
of our Christian faith. The Government of the Reich, who regard Christianity
as the unshakable foundation of the morals and moral code of the nation, attach
the greatest value to friendly relations with the Holy See and are endeavouring
to develop them.

-Adolf Hitler, in his speech to the Reichstag on 23 March 1933


The Catholic Church considered the Jews pestilent for fifteen hundred years,
put them in ghettos, etc, because it recognized the Jews for what they were”….
I recognize the representatives of this race as pestilent for the state and
for the church and perhaps I am thereby doing Christianity a great service
by pushing them out of schools and public functions.

-Adolf Hitler, 26 April 1933, [cited from Richard Steigmann-Gall’s
The
Holy Reich
]


We want honestly to earn the resurrection of our people through our industry,
our perseverance, our will. We ask not of the Almighty ‘Lord, make us free’!–
we want to be active, to work, to agree together as brothers, to strive in rivalry
with one another to bring about the hour when we can come before Him and when
we may ask of Him: ‘Lord, Thou seest that we have transformed ourselves, the
German people is not longer the people of dishonour, of shame, of war within
itself, of faintheartedness and little faith: no, Lord, the German people has
become strong again in spirit, strong in will, strong in endurance, strong to
bear all sacrifices.’ ‘Lord, we will not let Thee go: bless now our fight for
our freedom; the fight we wage for our German people and Fatherland.’

-Adolf Hitler, giving prayer in a speech on May Day 1933


This is for us a ground for satisfaction, since we desire that the fight in
the religious camps should come to an end… all political action in the parties
will be forbidden to priests for all time, happy because we know what is wanted
by millions who long to see in the priest only the comforter of their souls
and not the representative of their political convictions.-Adolf Hitler, in a speech to the men of the SA. at Dormund, 9 July
1933 on the day after the signing of the Concordat.


National Socialism has always affirmed that it is determined to take the Christian
Churches under the protection of the State…. The decisive factor which can
justify the existence alike of Church and State is the maintenance of men’s
spiritual and bodily health, for it that health were destroyed it would mean
the end of the State and also the end of the Church…. It is my sincere hope
that thereby for Germany, too, through free agreement there has been produced
a final clarification of spheres in the functions of the State and of one Church.-Adolf Hitler, on a wireless on 22 July, the evening before the Evangelical
Church Election


The fact that the Vatican is concluding a treaty with the new Germany means
the acknowledgement of the National Socialist state by the Catholic Church.
This treaty shows the whole world clearly and unequivocally that the assertion
that National Socialism [Nazism] is hostile to religion is a lie.-Adolf Hitler, 22 July 1933, writing to the Nazi Party (quoted from
John Cornwell’s “Hitler’s Pope”


Among the congregations of the Protestant confessions there has arisen in the
“German Christians’ a movement that is filled with the determination to
do justice to the great tasks of the day and has aimed at a union of the Protestant
state churches and confessions. If this question is not really on the way towards
a solution, in the judgement of history no false or stupid objections will be
able to dispute the fact that this service was rendered by the volkisch
movement at a time when, unfortunately, just as in the Roman Church, many pastors
and superintendents without reason have opposed the national uprising in the
most violent, indeed, often fanatical, way.-Adolf Hitler, in a radio address on 22 July 1933 to the German people
after a performance of Wagner’s Christian allegory Parsifal in Bayreuth.
[from Richard Steigmann-Gall’s The
Holy Reich
]


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.-Adolf Hitler, in a speech in Berlin on 24 Oct. 1933

[This statement clearly refutes modern Christians who claim Hitler as favoring
atheism.]


I believe that Providence would never have allowed us to see the victory of
the Movement if it had the intention after all to destroy us at the end.-Adolf Hitler, in a speech to old members of the Party at Munich on
8 Nov. 1933


The German Church and the People are practically the same body. Therefore there
could be no issue between Church and State. The Church, as such, has nothing
to do with political affairs. On the other hand, the State has nothing to do
with the faith or inner organization of the Church. The election of November
12th would be an expression of church constituency, but not as a Church.-Adolf Hitler, answering C. F. Macfarland about Church & State
(in his book, The New Church and the New Germany)


While we destroyed the Centre Party, we have not only brought thousands of priests
back into the Church, but to millions of respectable people we have restored
their faith in their religion and in their priests. The union of the Evangelical
Church in a single Church for the whole Reich, the Concordat with the Catholic
Church, these are but milestones on the road which leads to the establishment
of a useful relation and a useful co operation between the Reich and the two
Confessions.-Adolf Hitler, in his New Year Message on 1 Jan. 1934


Imbued with the desire to secure for the German people the great religious,
moral, and cultural values rooted in the two Christian Confessions, we have
abolished the political organizations but strengthened the religious institutions.-Adolf Hitler, speaking in the Reichstag on 30 Jan. 1934


It would have been more to the point, more honest and more Christian, in past
decades not to support those who intentionally destroyed healthy life than to
rebel against those who have no other wish than to avoid disease. Moreover,
a policy of laissez faire in this sphere is not only cruelty to the individual
guiltless victims but also to the nation as a whole…. If the Churches were
to declare themselves ready to take over the treatment and care of those suffering
from hereditary diseases, we should be quite ready to refrain from sterilizing
them.-Adolf Hitler, in his speech on 30 Jan. 1934


We have experienced a miracle, something unique, something the like of which
there has hardly been in the history of the world. God first allowed our people
to be victorious for four and a half years, then He abased us, laid upon us
a period of shamelessness, but now after a struggle of fourteen years he has
permitted us to bring that period to a close. It is a miracle which has been
wrought upon the German people…. It shows us that the Almighty has not deserted
our people, that He received it into favour at the moment when it rediscovered
itself. And that our people shall never again lose itself, that must be our
vow so long as we shall live and so long as the Lord gives us the strength to
carry on the fight.-Adolf Hitler, in a speech to the “Old Guard” of the Party
at Munich on 19 March, 1934


The National Socialist State professes its allegiance to positive Christianity.
It will be its honest endeavour to protect both the great Christian Confessions
in their rights, to secure them from interference with their doctrines (Lehren
), and in their duties to constitute a harmony with the views and the exigencies
of the State of to-day.-Adolf Hitler, on 26 June 1934, to Catholic bishops to assure them
that he would take action against the new pagan propaganda


No, it is not we that have deserted Christianity, it is those who came before
us who deserted Christianity. We have only carried through a clear division
between politics which have to do with terrestrial things, and religion, which
must concern itself with the celestial sphere. There has been no interference
with the doctrine (Lehre ) of the Confessions or with their religious
freedom (Bekenntnisfreiheit ), nor will there be any such interference.
On the contrary the State protects religion, though always on the one condition
that religion will not be used as a cover for political ends….National Socialism neither opposes the Church nor is it anti-religious, but
on the contrary it stands on the ground of a real Christianity…. For their
interests cannot fail to coincide with ours alike in our fight against the
symptoms of degeneracy in the world of to-day, in our fight against a Bolshevist
culture, against atheistic movement, against criminality, and in our struggle
for a consciousness of a community in our national life… These are not anti-Christian,
these are Christian principles! And I believe that if we should fail to follow
these principles then we should to be able to point to our successes, for
the result of our political battle is surely not unblest by God.

-Adolf Hitler, in his speech at Koblenz, to the Germans of the Saar,
26 Aug. 1934


So far as the Evangelical Confessions are concerned we are determined to put
an end to existing divisions, which are concerned only with the forms of organization,
and to create a single Evangelical Church for the whole Reich….And we know that were the great German reformer [Martin
Luther
] with us to-day he would rejoice to be freed from the necessity
of his own time and, like Ulrich von Hutten, his last prayer would be not
for the Churches of the separate States: it would be of Germany that he would
think and of the Evangelical Church of Germany.

-Adolf Hitler, in his Proclamation at the Parteitag at Nuremberg on
5 Sept. 1934

[Note, Martin Luther provided Germany with the seeds of violent antisemitism.
Learn about Martin Luther’s dirty little book.


So we have come together on this day to prove symbolically that we are more
than a collection of individuals striving one against another, that none of
us is too proud, none of us too high, none is too rich, and none too poor,
to stand together before the face of the Lord and of the world in this indissoluble,
sworn community. And this united nation, we have need of it.

-Adolf Hitler, in Berlin, 01 May 1935


What we are we have become not against, but with, the will of Providence.
And so long as we are true and honourable and of good courage in fight, so
long as we believe in our great work and do not capitulate, we shall continue
to enjoy in the future the blessing of Providence.

-Adolf Hitler, at Rosenheim in Bavaria, 11 Aug. 1935


Only so you can appeal to your God and pray Him to support and bless your courage,
your work, your perseverance, your strength, your resolution, and with all these
your claim on life.-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Frankfurt on 16 March 1936


In this world him who does not abandon himself the Almighty will not desert.
Him who helps himself will the Almighty always also help; He will show him the
way by which he can gain his rights, his freedom, and therefore his future.-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Hamburg on 20 March 1936


Providence has caused me to be Catholic, and I know therefore how to handle
this Church.-Adolf Hitler, reportedly to have said in Berlin in 1936 on the enmity
of the Catholic Church to National Socialism


I believe in Providence and I believe Providence to be just. Therefore I believe
that Providence always rewards the strong, the industrious, and the upright.-Adolf Hitler, in a speech to National Socialist women at the Nuremberg
Parteitag of 1936 [11 Sept. 1936]


I say that they can be solved; there is no problem that cannot be, but faith
is necessary. Think of the faith I had to have eighteen years ago, a single
man on a lonely path. Yet I have come to leadership of the German people….

Life is hard for many, but it is hardest if you are unhappy and have no faith.
Have faith.

Nothing can make me change my own belief.

-Adolf Hitler, in Nuremberg, 12 Sept. 1936


This is probably the first time and this is the first country in which people
are being taught to realize that, of all the tasks which we have to face,
the noblest and most sacred for mankind is that each racial species must preserve
the purity of the blood which God has given it….

The greatest revolution which National Socialism has brought about is that
it has rent asunder the veil which hid from us the knowledge that all human
failures and mistakes are due to the conditions of the time and therefore
can be remedied, but that there is one error which cannot be remedied once
men have made it, namely the failure to recognize the importance of conserving
the blood and the race free from intermixture and thereby the racial aspect
and character which are God’s gift and God’s handiwork. It is not for men
to discuss the question of why Providence created different races, but rather
to recognize the fact that it punishes those who disregard its work of creation….

As I look back on the great work that has been done during the past four
years you will understand quite well that my first feeling is simply one of
thankfulness to our Almighty God for having allowed me to bring this work
to success. He has blessed our labors and has enabled our people to come through
all the obstacles which encompassed them on their way….

Today I must humbly thank Providence, whose grace has enabled me, who was
once an unknown soldier in the War, to bring to a successful issue the struggle
for the restoration of our honor and rights as a nation.

-Adolf Hitler, before the Reichstag, 30 Jan. 1937


So long as they concern themselves with their religious problems the State
does not concern itself with them. But so soon as they attempt by any means
whatsoever– by letters, Encyclica, or otherwise– to arrogate to themselves
rights which belong to the State alone we shall force them back into their
proper spiritual, pastoral activity.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech delivered in Berlin on the May Day festival,
1937


We National Socialists, too, have deep in our hearts our own faith. We cannot
do otherwise. No man can mould the history of peoples or of the world unless
he has upon his will and his capacities the blessing of Providence.-Adolf Hitler, to Nazi leaders on 2 June 1937, as reported by a correspondent
of the “Daily Telegraph”


I will never allow anyone to divide this people once more into religious camps,
each fighting the other….You, my Brown Guard, will regard it as a matter of course that this German
people should go only by the way which Providence ordained for it when it
gave to Germans the common language. So we go forward with the profoundest
faith in God into the future. Would that which we have achieved have been
possible if Providence had not helped us?

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Regensburg on 6 June 1937


If we pursue this way, if we are decent, industrious, and honest, if we so loyally
and truly fulfill our duty, then it is my conviction that in the future as in
the past the Lord God will always help us. In the long run He never leaves decent
folk in the lurch. Often He may test them, He may send trials upon them, but
in the long run He always lets His sun shine upon them once more and at the
end He gives them His blessing.-Adolf Hitler, at the Harvest Thanksgiving Festival on the Buckeburg
held on 3 Oct. 1937


This Winter Help Work is also in the deepest sense a Christian work. When I
see, as I so often do, poorly clad girls collecting with such infinite patience
in order to care for those who are suffering from the cold while they themselves
are shivering with cold, then I have the feeling that they are all apostles
of a Christianity– and in truth of a Christianity which can say with greater
right than any other: This is the Christianity of an honest confession, for
behind it stand not words but deeds.-Adolf Hitler, speaking of the Winter Help Campaign on 5 Oct. 1937


Remain strong in your faith, as you were in former years. In this faith, in
its close-knit unity our people to-day goes straight forward on its way and
no power on earth will avail to stop it.-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Coburg on 15 Oct. 1937


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 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…. I am convinced that men who are created
by God should live in accordance with the will of the Almighty…. If Providence
had not guided us I could often never have found these dizzy paths…. Thus
it is that we National Socialists, too, have in the depths of our hearts our
faith. We cannot do otherwise: no man can fashion world-history or the history
of peoples unless upon his purpose and his powers there rests the blessings
of this Providence.-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Wurzburg on 27 June 1937


National Socialism is not a cult-movement– a movement for worship; it is exclusively
a ‘volkic’ political doctrine based upon racial principles. In its purpose there
is no mystic cult, only the care and leadership of a people defined by a common
blood-relationship…. We will not allow mystically-minded occult folk with
a passion for exploring the secrets of the world beyond to steal into our Movement.
Such folk are not National Socialists, but something else– in any case something
which has nothing to do with us. At the head of our programme there stand no
secret surmisings but clear-cut perception and straightforward profession of
belief. But since we set as the central point of this perception and of this
profession of belief the maintenance and hence the security for the future of
a being formed by God, we thus serve the maintenance of a divine work and fulfill
a divine will– not in the secret twilight of a new house of worship, but openly
before the face of the Lord…. Our worship is exclusively the cultivation of
the natural, and for that reason, because natural, therefore God-willed. Our
humility is the unconditional submission before the divine laws of existence
so far as they are known to us men.-Adolf Hitler, in Nuremberg on 6 Sept. 1938.

[Christians have always accused Hitler of believing in pagan cult mythology.
Here he clearly expresses his stand against cults and reinforces his Christian
views.]


Thus one of Europe’s most serious crises will be ended, and all of us, not
only in Germany but those far beyond our frontiers, will then in this year
for the first time really rejoice at the Christmas festival. It should for
us all be a true Festival of Peace….

-Adolf Hitler, in Berlin, 05 Oct. 1938

[This statement disputes some who claim that Hitler outlawed Christmas.]


God helps only those who are prepared and determined to help themselves.

-Adolf Hitler, 06 Nov. 1938, Weimar


The National Socialist Movement has wrought this miracle. If Almighty God granted
success to this work, then the Party was His instrument.-Adolf Hitler, in his proclamation to the German People on 01 Jan.
1939


We are indeed perhaps better able than other generations to realize the full
meaning of those pious words “What a change by the grace of God”.

Amongst the accusations which are directed against Germany in the so called
democracies is the charge that the National Socialist State is hostile to
religion. In answer to that charge I should like to make before the German
people the following solemn declaration:

1. No one in Germany has in the past been persecuted because of his religious
views (Einstellung), nor will anyone in the future be so persecuted….
The Churches are the greatest landed proprietors after the State… Further,
the Church in the National Socialist State is in many ways favoured in regard
to taxation, and for gifts, legacies, &c., it enjoys immunity from taxation.

It is therefore, to put mildly– effrontery when especially foreign politicians
make bold to speak of hostility to religion in the Third Reich…. I would
allow myself only one question: what contributions during the same period
have France, England, or the United States made through the State from the
public funds?

3. The National Socialist State has not closed a church, nor has it prevented
the holding of a religious service, nor has it ever exercised any influence
upon the form of a religious service. It has not exercised any pressure upon
the doctrine nor on the profession of faith of any of the Confessions. In
the National Socialist State anyone is free to seek his blessedness after
his own fashion…. There are ten thousands and ten thousands of priests of
all the Christian Confessions who perform their ecclesiastical duties just
as well as or probably better than the political agitators without ever coming
into conflict with the laws of the State…. This State has only once intervened
in the internal regulation of the Churches, that is when I myself in 1933
endeavoured to unite the weak and divided Protestant Churches of the different
States into one great and powerful Evangelical Church of the Reich. That attempt
failed through the opposition of the bishops of some States; it was therefore
abandoned. For it is in the last resort not our task to defend or even to
strengthen the Evangelical Church through violence against its own representatives….
But on one point it is well that there should be no uncertainty: the German
priest as servant of God we shall protect, the priest as political enemy of
the German State we shall destroy.

-Adolf Hitler, a speech in the Reichstag on 30 Jan. 1939

[That last sentence sums up Hitler’s stand on the priesthood. Rather than
standing for atheism, as today’s Christians would like, Hitler attacked the
priesthood only if they stood in Hitler’s political path.]


If positive Christianity means love of one’s neighbour, i.e. the tending of
the sick, the clothing of the poor, the feeding of the hungry, the giving of
drink to those who are thirsty, then it is we who are the more positive Christians.
For in these spheres the community of the people of National Socialist Germany
has accomplished a prodigious work.-Adolf Hitler, in his speech to the “Old Guard” at Munich
on 24 Feb. 1939


Help yourself, then God will also help you!

The German people was created by Providence, not in order to obey a law which
suits Englishmen or Frenchmen, but to stand up for its vital right. That is
what we are there for!

-Adolf Hitler, at Wilhemshaven, 01 April 1939


I can give vent to my inmost feelings only in the form of humble thanks to
Providence which called upon me and vouchsafed it to me, once an unknown soldier
of the Great War, to rise to be the Leader of my people, so dear to me.
Providence showed me the way to free our people from the depths of its misery
without bloodshed and to lead it upward once again. Providence granted that
I might fulfill my life’s task-to raise my German people out of the depths
of defeat and to liberate it from the bonds of the most outrageous dictate
of all times….

I have regarded myself as called upon by Providence to serve my own people
alone and to deliver them from their frightful misery.

-Adolf Hitler, before the Reichstag, 28 April 1939


As Fuehrer of the German people and Chancellor of the Reich, I can thank
God at this moment that he has so wonderfully blessed us in our hard struggle
for what is our right, and beg Him that we and all other nations may find
the right way, so that not only the German people but all Europe may once
more be granted the blessing of peace.

-Adolf Hitler, before the Reichstag, 06 Oct. 1939


[I] never lost my belief, in the midst of setbacks which were not spared
me during my period of struggle. Providence has had the last word and brought
me success.

-Adolf Hitler, speech of 23 Nov. 1939


It would be easier for the Devil to go to church and cross himself with holy
water than for these people to comprehend the ideas which are accepted facts
to us today.

-Adolf Hitler, 10 Dec. 1940, in Berlin


The conception of the new Movement, whose fundamentals can be expressed in
a single sentence: “The Lord helps those who help themselves,” opposed
this. That is not only a very pious phrase, but a very just one. For one cannot
assume that God exists to help people who are too cowardly and too lazy to
help themselves and think that God exists only to make up for the weakness
of mankind. He does not exist for that purpose. He has always, at all times,
blessed only those who were prepared to fight their own battles….

Providence has not led us along these amazing paths in vain. On the day that
the party was founded I recalled that our nation once gained immense victories.
Then it became ungrateful, disunited, sinned against itself. Thereupon it
was punished by Providence. We deserved our defeat. If a nation forgets itself
as completely as the German nation did at that time, if it thinks that it
can shake off all honor and all good faith, Providence can do nothing but
teach it a hard and bitter lesson. But even at that time we were convinced
that once our nation found itself again, once it again became industrious
and honorable, once each individual German stood up for his nation first and
not for himself, once he placed the interests of the community above his own
personal interests, once the whole nation again pursued a great ideal, once
it was prepared to stake everything for this ideal, the hour would come when
the Lord would declare our trials at an end.

If fate should once more call us to the battlefield, the blessing of Providence
will be with those who have merited it by years of hard work. When I compare
myself and my opponents in other countries in the light of history, I do not
fear the verdict on our respective mentalities. Who are these egoists? Each
one of them merely defends the interests of his class. Behind them all stands
either the Jew or their own moneybags. They are all nothing but money-grubbers,
living on the profits of this war. No blessing can come of that. I oppose
these people merely as the 0 champion of my country. I am convinced that our
struggle will in the future be blessed by Providence, as it has been blessed
up to now.

-Adolf Hitler, in Munich, 24 Feb. 1941


But he who dares to use the word “God” for such devilish activity
blasphemes against Providence and, according to our belief, he cannot end
except in destruction.

-Adolf Hitler, speaking about Jews and international “warmongers,”
on 04 May 1941, before the Reichstag


I did not want this struggle. Since January, 1933, when Providence entrusted
me with the leadership of the German Reich, I had an aim before my eyes which
was essentially incorporated in the program of our National Socialist party.
I have never been disloyal to this aim and have never abandoned my program….

Only when the entire German people become a single community of sacrifice
can we expect and hope that Almighty God will help us. The Almighty has never
helped a lazy man. He does not help the coward. He does not help a people
that cannot help itself.

The principle applies here, help yourselves and Almighty God will not deny
you his assistance.

-Adolf Hitler, in a broadcast from Berlin, 03 Oct.1941


If the Providence has so willed that the German people cannot be spared this
fight, then I can only be grateful that it entrusted me with the leadership
in this historic struggle which, for the next 500 or 1,000 years, will be
described as decisive, not only for the history of Germany, but for the whole
of Europe and indeed the whole world. The German people and their soldiers
are working and fighting today, not only for the present, but for the coming,
nay the most distant, generations. A historical revision on a unique scale
has been imposed on us by the Creator….

The next incursion against this homestead of European culture was carried
out from the distant East. A terrible stream of barbarous, uncultured hordes
sallied forth from the interior of Asia deep into the hearts of the European
Continent, burning, looting, murdering-a true scourge of the Lord….

From the time when the Movement I consisted of seven men, until we took over
power in January 1933, the path was so miraculous that only Providence itself
with its blessing could have made this possible….

Our enemies must not deceive themselves-in the 2,000 years of German history
known to us, our people have never been more united than today. The Lord of
the Universe has treated us so well in the past years that we bow in gratitude
to a providence which has allowed us to be members of such a great nation.
We thank Him that we also can be entered with honor into the ever-lasting
book of German history!

-Adolf Hitler, on 11 Dec.1941 before the Reichstag


My fame, if Providence preserves my life, will consist in … works of peace,
which I still intend to create. But I think that if Providence has already
disposed that I can do what must be done according to the inscrutable will
of the Providence, then I can at least just ask Providence to entrust to me
the burden of this war, to load it on me. I will beat it! I will shrink from
no responsibility; in every hour which … I will take this burden upon me.
I will bear every responsibility, just as I have always borne them.”….

Thus the home-front need not be warned, and the prayer of this priest of
the devil, the wish that Europe may be punished with Bolshevism, will not
be fulfilled, but rather that the prayer may be fulfilled: “Lord God,
give us the strength that we may retain our liberty for our children and our
children’s children, not only for ourselves but also for the other peoples
of Europe, for this is a war which we all wage, this time, not for our German
people alone, it is a war for all of Europe and with it, in the long run,
for all of mankind.”

-Adolf Hitler, 30 Jan. 1942, in Berlin (note the prayer at the end
of the speech.)


May therefore God give us the strength to continue to do our duty and with
this prayer we bow in homage before our dead heroes, before those whom they
have left behind in bereavement, and before all the other victims of this
war.

-Adolf Hitler, in prayer at the end of a radio address on 15 March
1942.


I, for my part, acknowledge another precept which says that man must deal
the final blow to those whose downfall is destined by God.

-Adolf Hitler, in an address to the Reichstag, 06 April 1942


In my eyes, the year 1942 already has behind it the most fateful trial of
our people. That was the winter of ’41 to ’42. I may be permitted to say that
in that winter the German people, and in particular its Wehrmacht, were weighed
in the balance by Providence. Nothing worse can or will happen. That we conquered
that winter, that “General Winter,” that at last the German fronts
stood, and that this spring, that is, early this summer, we were able to proceed
again, that, I believe, is the proof that Providence was content with the
German people….

You do not realize what is hidden beneath these words in the way of human
heroism, and also of human pain, and suffering, and we may say, often anxiety
too, naturally, deathly anxiety on the part of all those who, especially for
the first time, are placed before the trial of God in this highest court.

-Adolf Hitler, 30 Sept. 1942, in Berlin


And today I stand by this same view. Fate, or Providence, will give the victory
to those who most deserve it….

And when now, after 10 years, I again survey this period, I can say that
upon no people has Providence ever bestowed more successes than upon us. The
miracles we have achieved in the last three years in the face of a whole world
of enemies are unique in history, especially the crises we very naturally
often had in these years.

-Adolf Hitler, in Munich, 08 Nov. 1942


The bomb which was planted by Colonel von Stauffenberg exploded two meters
to my right. It seriously injured a number of my colleagues who are very dear
to me; one has died. I myself am completely unhurt apart from a few minor
skin abrasions, bruises and burns. I interpret this as confirmation that Providence
wishes me to continue my life’s mission as I have in the past.

Few people can begin to imagine the fate which would have overtaken Germany
had the assassination attempt succeeded. I myself thank Providence and my
Creator not for preserving me – my life consists only of worry and work for
my People – I thank him only for allowing me to continue to bear this burden
of worry, and to carry on my work to the best of my ability.

Once again I take this opportunity, my old comrades in arms, to greet you,
joyful that I have once again been spared a fate which, while it held no terror
for me personally, would have had terrible consequences for the German People.
I interpret this as a sign from Providence that I must continue my work, and
therefore I shall continue it.

-Adolf Hitler, speaking about the attempt to kill him, in a radio
broadcast on 20 July 1944


God the Almighty has made our nation. By defending its existence we are defending
His work….

Only He can relieve me of this duty Who called me to it. It was in the hand
of Providence to snuff me out by the bomb that exploded only one and a half
meters from me on July 20, and thus to terminate my life’s work. That the
Almighty protected me on that day I consider a renewed affirmation of the
task entrusted to me….

Therefore, it is all the more necessary on this twelfth anniversary of the
rise to power to strengthen the heart more than ever before and to steel ourselves
in the holy determination to wield the sword, no-matter where and under what
circumstances, until final victory crowns our efforts….

In the years to come I shall continue on this road, uncompromisingly safeguarding
my people’s interests, oblivious to all misery and danger, and filled with
the holy conviction that God the Almighty will not abandon him who, during
all his life, had no desire but to save his people from a fate it had never
deserved, neither by virtue of its number nor by way of its importance….

In vowing ourselves to one another, we are entitled to stand before the Almighty
and ask Him for His grace and His blessing. No people can do more than that
everybody who can fight, fights, and that everybody who can work, works, and
that they all sacrifice in common, filled with but one thought: to safeguard
freedom and national honor and thus the future of life.

-Adolf Hitler, in a radio address, 30 Jan. 1945


Providence shows no mercy to weak nations, but recognizes the right of existence-only
of sound and strong nations….

This Jewish bolshevist annihilation of nations and its western European and
American procurers can be met only in one way: by using every ounce of strength
with the extreme fanaticism and stubborn steadfastness that merciful God gives
to men in hard times for the defense of their own lives….

We have suffered so much that it only steels us to fanatical resolve to hate
Our enemies a thousand times more and to regard them for what they are destroyers
of an eternal culture and annihilators of humanity. Out of this bate a holy
will is born to oppose these destroyers of our existence with all the strength
that God has given us and to crush them in the end. During its 2,000-year
history our people has survived so many terrible times that we have no doubt
that we will also master our present plight.

-Adolf Hitler, in a recorded radio address, 24 Feb. 1945



SOURCES:Baynes, Norman H. Ed. “The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August
1939,” Vol. 1 of 2, Oxford University Press, 1942

Cornwell, John, “Hitler’s
Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
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Steigmann-Gall, Richard “The
Holy Reich: Nazi conception of Christianity, 1919-1945
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Online:

Adolf
Hitler Speeches
from http://www.adolfhitler.ws/


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update Feb 2009

Fiery at Atheist Homeschooler has posted a blog which has some additional quotes as well as a video and pictures that clearly show Adolph Hitler and his political party had Christian leanings.
Was Adolph Hitler an Atheist? You be the judge.

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5 responses to “FAQ 2

  1. Very interesting post. It’s seems utter nonesense to me for anyone to deny he followed the Christian faith if there is evidence he did. Are all Christians such good, moral, kind people that therefore Hitler could not possibly have been one? That idea is utter rubbish. If one looks in any religious group, and group in society, one will always find those doing reprehensible things.

    If anything it shows just how relgious ideas can be perverted for evil goals just as much as for good….we see that often enough nowadays.

    Great blog in general – you have so much that is interesting here.

  2. A person can claim all they want about how much they love God, follow him, respect him, etc. yet still not be a Christian. Being a Christian doesn’t mean words, it means actions. Anyone who thinks that Hitler was a Christian (of any kind) is completely wrong. Not only did Hitler’s actions contradict Biblical morals (i.e. murder is wrong), but they were all aimed at the Jews, who are God’s children, according to the Bible.

    These quotes that you have provided merely show the hypocrisy of the German state at that time, as they duped the citizens into believing that what Nazi Germany was doing was righteous and under God’s direction.

  3. ‘Just goes to show that even Satan can quote the Scriptures! Hitler was born a Catholic – but I read somewhere, he also said that Christianity, ‘like the pox’, was the ‘ worst disaster to befall humanity’. That’s from someone ‘in the know’! There’s some word about “Mien Kamph” having actually been written by a Jesuit pundit to kick start Adolph’s mesmeric influence over the masses. Apparantly, Hitler’s high school grades were so dismal that one couldn’t even realistically expect him to write a nursery tale. There are some pretty convincing stories of the Holy Office as having strategized and financed his rise to power (as well as other despots in recent history), so that the original papistical mission (of saving heretics from Hellfire by the bonfire) would merrily continue uninterrupted into the future. Seems as though it has, right up to the present. There are some convincing photos documenting Adolph’s connection with the Vatican at http://www.reformation.org/inquisit.html. Regards.

  4. I think this is a tremendously difficult subject. As other commenters have pointed out, it’s one thing to claim to be a Christian but quite another to genuinely be one. Even Jesus Himself had exactly this point to make:

    Matthew 7:15 ¶ “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. 21 ¶ “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

    It seems somewhat disingenous of nobeliefs.com to not consider the full scope of this topic.

    Nevertheless, it’s a charge that needs to be answered. I’ve taken the liberty of pasting up a response I gave to a far more strident atheist who wanted to insist upon this same claim on my own blog:

    Any passing acquaintance with the religious milieu of 20s&30s; Germany would tell a different story on the ground.

    The last census here in Neutral Bay shows that over 2,000 people alone call themselves “Anglican”. However, as you would expect, we’re not seeing the vast majority of them. Why not? Well, because as every even passing observer knows, these statistics don’t begin to touch on actual practice.

    In the same way, a piece of census from Germany during Hitler’s time stating that the country was “mostly protestant” tells you very little about actual practising protestants.

    On top of this is the peculiar situation of the German church at the time. Like many other European protestant bodies it had laboured strongly under the influence of liberal theology. The 20s and 30s saw, in response, a resurgence of orthodoxy and neo-orthodoxy. Perhaps the most famous of those on the vanguard of this movement was Karl Barth. Nevertheless, the response was by no means wholesale. So much so that by the time of Hitler’s accession to power the protestant church in Germany was essentially a theological liberal body, quite adrift from Christianity’s Biblical foundations. Calling it authentically “Christian” is a bit like calling Tony Blair’s New Labour movement authentically socialist.

    That there was this deep disconnect in the German church became apparent when Hitler himself because to impose his own hegemony over the church. Most liberal authorities simply capitulated to his mastery, so utterly vacuous was their conviction. Yet, at the same time, there was a small minority who simply refused to bow the knee. They were known as the Confessing Church. Men like Bonhöffer stood against Hitler. When you read their declarations and writings you find a stream of piety that is distinctively Biblical and stands against the distortion of Christianity that Hitler was propogating for his own purposes.

    To lump all of these different expressions in together and to label them all as “Christian” is, frankly, quite ignorant. Not only that but it’s deeply disdainful and insulting to those genuine believers who risked their livelihoods and lives rather than submit to Hitler. I find it, frankly, staggering that you would (once again) be so dismissive of the detailed historical realities.

    My own grandfather, a Lutheran minister in Austria, was a member of the Confessing Church. One day you might like to come and read his personal papers (some of which were handed to me on my own ordination) and hear the stories of what happened to him and his comrades and then reconsider your breathtakingly ignorant dismissal of the religious history of inter-war Germany.

  5. Welcome David (your comment got lost in the spam filter), firstly I don’t find it a “tremendously difficult subject” it’s quite obvious, as the first two sentences of this post state, and the rest of the post corroborates, Hitler was, to some extent, some sort of Christian. No amount of special pleading will get anyone over that fact.

    I don’t care if he attended church or not, and if he did which particular church that was. The bottom line is that he professed to be Christian and professed a belief in God and Christ. Ergo he was a Christian.

    It is also of no consequence whatsoever how many Germans were actual Christians, or whether any Christians aided Jews or fought against Hitler’s regime. None of that is the point of this FAQ, that being to show that Hitler was a Christian of some sort or other.

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