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The truth: Adolf Hitler talks about Christianity

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Was Hitler really a Christian? Was he a catholic? Did he have a secret Christian agenda? People have been forming opinions about it since the days of the second world war.

I so often hear these words “Hitler was a Christian”. Spoken by people, most of who probably don’t even know anything else about Hitler; or on one occasion a 12 year old kid who told me he knew the truth of the universe. How lucky? I thought.

I see this bring up in debates and I must say I cringe every time I hear these words. Let me offer some food for thought to those who still maintain a belief in Hitler being a Christian.

All of the excerpts are quotes from Hitler himself. Taken from Adolf Hitler, Monologe im Führerhauptquartier 1941-1944. published by Orbis Verlag, Hamburg, Approved Special Edition in 2000.

14th October, 1941, midday:

The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death…. When understanding of the universe has become widespread… Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity…. Christianity has reached the peak of absurdity…. And that’s why someday its structure will collapse…. …the only way to get rid of Christianity is to allow it to die little by little…. Christianity the liar…. We’ll see to it that the Churches cannot spread abroad teachings in conflict with the interests of the State. (p 49-52)

21st October, 1941, midday:

Originally, Christianity was merely an incarnation of Bolshevism, the destroyer…. The decisive falsification of Jesus’ doctrine was the work of St.Paul. He gave himself to this work… for the purposes of personal exploitation…. Didn’t the world see, carried on right into the Middle Ages, the same old system of martyrs, tortures, faggots? Of old, it was in the name of Christianity. Today, it’s in the name of Bolshevism. Yesterday the instigator was Saul: the instigator today, Mardochai. Saul was changed into St.Paul, and Mardochai into Karl Marx. By exterminating this pest, we shall do humanity a service of which our soldiers can have no idea. (p 63-65)

13th December, 1941, midnight:

Christianity is an invention of sick brains: one could imagine nothing more senseless, nor any more indecent way of turning the idea of the Godhead into a mockery…. …. When all is said, we have no reason to wish that the Italians and Spaniards should free themselves from the drug of Christianity. Let’s be the only people who are immunised against the disease. (p 118 & 119)

13th December, 1941, midnight:

 Christianity is an invention of sick brains: one could imagine nothing more senseless, nor any more indecent way of turning the idea of the Godhead into a mockery…. …. When all is said, we have no reason to wish that the Italians and Spaniards should free themselves from the drug of Christianity. Let’s be the only people who are immunised against the disease. (p 118 & 119)

27th February, 1942, midday:

It would always be disagreeable for me to go down to posterity as a man who made concessions in this field. I realize that man, in his imperfection, can commit innumerable errors– but to devote myself deliberately to errors, that is something I cannot do. I shall never come personally to terms with the Christian lie. Our epoch Uin the next 200 yearse will certainly see the end of the disease of Christianity…. My regret will have been that I couldn’t… behold .” (p 278)


These notes were taken by Martin Bormann, who was Hitler’s personal secretary and form a part of the original document called “Bormann-Vermerke” or Borrman endorsements.

Some say that Hitler, at least on the outset was a Christian  Yes I guess, if you see him shaking hands with the pope or some cardinal, may be. May be he said he was a Christian on a debate or a speech infront of thousands. Yet, he lied, he lied because he lied to all of Europe, about the war, about the holocaust and about his intentions. He lied so that he could be  seen as friendly and yet conceal what he really wanted to do.

For those of you who still have some doubt, I suggest you read “Mein Kampf”, Hitler’s own book in which he talks about his life, rise to power and beliefs. Read it and afterwards let me know how much of Christ’s message, do you find in that book?

There is in fact an even simpler method to answer the question on Hitler’s beliefs.

Did Hitler followed Christ message, or did he follow something else? If he did truly follow Christ, then how on earth could the world be the witness to the Holocaust? Seems impossible in my opinion. How one can follow Christ and yet still butcher millions? Sounds the least Christian to me.

What do you think?

By John A. David

A student of theology, a bible teacher and a graphics designer. I ramble a lot about Christian faith, apologetics and atheism.

17 replies on “The truth: Adolf Hitler talks about Christianity”

It’s such a tired argument, but one that persists in so many conversations. I, too have faced this in repeated debates. Why do people think the Bible spends so much time talking about “fruit?” The fruit of Hitler demonstrates his beliefs as assuredly as any of his comments; they just add to the realization of the truth. Of course he had to “make nice” with the Church, it was integral to his power.

Nobody wants to claim Hitler – not the Christians, the atheists or anyone else. Hitler believed in the philosophy of Hitler, nothing more, nothing less. He was his own god, and was the perfect example of the logical end of the desire to make the world in one’s own image. Hitler is exactly what the Bible warns us that we are trying to become: regardless of what it looks like, a world modeled after ourselves would be very ugly, indeed.

He could have been a Christian, an atheist, a Buddhist, a deist or a thousand others, but his religious views or lack thereof is irrelevant at best. The lesson we should take from him and those like him is that so much power in the hands of the few can quickly and easily go horribly wrong.

I’m curious as to why that is? I ask because there are very few people of any persuasion that feel that way. Additionally, the point is that when you look at the atrocities committed in the name of Christ, the answer to them would be more Christianity, not less. If those people (groups, regimes, nations) truly followed Christ, then those actions would never be a part of history. Hitler wasn’t a Christian any more than the Westboro folks or Anders Breivik (the guy in Norway).

Fascism/Legalism (in the Chinese tradition) is Nihilistic regarding metaphysics. Those political ideologies are so ripe for projection just because they are intentionally blank metaphysically. In reality, the adherents to those ideologies hold all philosophical and religious inquiry in contempt. Li Ci Ma was happy to use the Confucians, as long as they toed the line and bury them alive if they did not. The same was true for Hitler’s attitude towards Christians and Christianity.

hahaha. yea. i suspect they are responsible for banning those preachers who preaches the true gospel in the church. they expel them, they humiliate them, and ultimately call them false teachers. 🙂

If Hitler did follow Christ, then how could the world have seen the Holocaust? Because the Catholic church sat by and kept it a secret.

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