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Were the Nazis Christians?

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by PactOfSteel, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Beg your pardon?
     
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  2. SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer

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    I admit I'm lost too ?
     
  3. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Haha! So there are Christian roots even among the agnostics! Thanks Erich I will try to find more clues among my death cards
     
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    No one has yet mentioned Edmontons Womens Ice Hockey-Nazi connection.

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    No way! You must be kidding ! I'm sure they used the swastika as the Indian chance symbol not as a Nazi symbol, or did they?
     
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    Fellow world citizens, there is an Irish world terror axis of evil that has to be fought against, that's why Halliburton and Boieng need more of your money, and that's why my agents are reading your mail and listening your phone.

    We have just discovered the tight links between the Irish World Terrorists and Wales, therefore we are going to strike the evil empire of terrorists in its heart by a full size invasion of Wales.

    And you know what ? Wales also has a secret weapon of mass destruction program underway, Mr Powell will show you the pictures on Google Earth.

    It's time to stand up against Wales, for our right to suck in peace CO2 right out of our 4x4 trucks exhausts !
     
  7. Skipper

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    Here you go guys! i had to check many cards before I founs one but I think I got something nice. Here is a death card of an SS Grenadier who had obviously a Christian background.

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  8. SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer

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    Ceilliau
     
  9. Skipper

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    Gentlemen please stop this sterile argument and get back to the topic. If nobody is interested in the real subject just tell me, this will save time for me to do others things instead of researching things to keep this topic going. I thought it was interesting but maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Skipper, you mind reader.
     
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    he he!:p:D
     
  12. chocapic

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    Sorry I could'nt help it
    @ SS : burne, as we say here ;)

    Back to subject I don't see where the Nazi party ever pretended to fight for Christianism or to be representatives of Christianism in their actions and policy, nor the Christian chuches officialy endorsing the Nazi policy (further than just looking in the other direction and sharing hatred for Communists...).

    Of course, Nazis have in some occasions waved the Christian flag for political reasons, but Christianism never was an important part or foundation of the Nazi ideology.
     
  13. Sloniksp

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    I wonder what god they were working for when they herded people from their villages into church's and then set them ablaze....:confused:
     
  14. chocapic

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    Well, I'd say that even if, from time to time, there is a trend to commit atrocities in the name of this or that god, it's not always a requisite and you can as well commit atrocities without claiming being sponsored by whatever god, and that's what Nazis did ;)

    Being religious - or not - is something, showing respect for your human fellows - or not - is another thing.
     
  15. von Poop

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    Nazi Church:
    Saving the Last "Nazi" Church | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 21.04.2006
    Priests plan jumble sales to help save Nazi church for posterity - World - Times Online

    For sale, October 2007:
    Churches in Berlin: Berlin church up for sale., Berlin general news

    Best pictures of the Nazi/Christian iconography within the church I can find are on a slide show here:
    Saving a Nazi Church: Aryans on the Altar; Swastikas on the Church Bells - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
    There must be other more complete studies out there, or even hopefully some images from before the swastikas were removed...

    Fascinates me, I do hope they manage to save it as a solid warning of how far the state can go, but last I heard the area was due for 'redevelopment'.

    This site's definitely got an axe to grind so approach with caution, but it does have some intriguing images :
    Nazi Artifacts: Mementoes, Badges, Pins and Painting
    (and some more of Adolf's bloody awful mawkish paintings ;))

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
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    Great job Von Poop now we are talking!
     

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