MARK JUDGE: Adolf Hitler Thought More Like Nancy Pelosi Than Donald Trump.
The best book on Hitler’s religious beliefs is Hitler’s Religion: the Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich by Richard Weikart. After reading it one gets the idea that Hitler would have sided much more with the modern abortion movement than the pro-life cause.
Hitler was a pantheist who believed in the survival of the fittest and that the strong can bully and wipe out the weak. “Pantheism is the idea that all of nature is God,” Weikart, a history professor at California State University, explained to me in an interview. “Because Hitler thought that nature was God, he thought that following the laws of nature was doing the divine will.”
In the Judeo-Christian tradition, nature is a creation of God, not God himself. According to Weikart, Hitler believed that God is found in the power of nature — particularly the violent Darwinian struggle for survival. “Hitler thought that destroying people he thought of as weak or inferior was in perfect accordance with what nature does,” Weikart said. “After all, in nature, animals get killed, and certain species go extinct. Hitler thought the same thing should go on in human society because he thought certain races were inferior to others. So he thought destroying them was a good thing.”
This view is much more aligned with the ideas of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, than those of anyone in the GOP.
Atheists Love to Lie About This
Despite this evidence, Weikart says, the idea that Hitler was a Christian still pops up in Progressive arguments and on atheist websites. “One of the reasons they argue that Hitler was a Christian is that they are atheists or agnostics and want to bash Christianity. They’re wanting to show the evils of Christianity, so making Christianity responsible for the Holocaust meets their idea about Christianity representing all the evils in the world.”
The left has always gotten away with Nazi-Republican comparisons because understanding Hitler’s religion has been a complicated task. The German dictator often spoke about what religious beliefs he did not accept, but never clearly stated which ones he did. He rejected not only Christianity, but also atheism, mysticism, occultism, and neo-paganism.
Flashback to the No Pasaran blog in 2012: 卐mas Caroling: The Extremes Hitler Wanted to Go To in Order to Replace Christianity with the “Religion” of National Socialism.
Or as author Dave Shiflett quipped in 2002 in National Review, “A shocking story has been revealed: Adolf Hitler was not a Christian after all. Instead, he hoped to destroy Christianity.”
Incidentally, the left’s ongoing mind viruses are a reminder of something Glenn wrote in 2017, linking to a Rod Dreher post titled “The Storm Before the Storm,” “The thing is, you don’t get Hitler because of Hitler — there are always potential Hitlers out there. You get Hitler because of Weimar, and you get Weimar because the liberals are too corrupt and incompetent to maintain a liberal polity.”