Friday, February 17, 2006

Christendom's Agreement With Nazi Germany

How did the Church respond to the violent unchristian doctrines and speeches of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party? They promptly signed a concordat with the Nazi government giving it legitimacy. Recognition not excommunication was the response of Christendom's church's both Catholic and Protestant. DragonSlayerWanted

As reported by the BBC, "For its part, the Vatican has always argued that its cautious, non-confrontational policy saved more people than if it had condemned Nazi excesses from the pulpit." . Hmm, kind of like the cautious non-confrontational approach that all of Christendom, not just the Vatican, used to save so many lives in Rwanda? (Which btw is a predominately Catholic country, go figure?) And what about Iraq, how's that non-confrontational approach working? The latest estimates from the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, puts the Iraqi death toll at approximately 100,000. Read their study at
But I digress...Nazi soldiers wore the phrase Gott Mit Uns on their belt buckles, meaning "God Is With Us". Gee, why would they think that? What role did their priest, pastor, bishop, cardinal, reverend or Pope play to make them think that God was with them during their bloody rampage througout Europe? Also were they thinking Gott Mit Uns while they were setting a precedent for Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo at Auschwitz? And which God? It is interesting to note from a Christian perspective that the bible says that Satan is the "god of this system of things" and that Jesus refused Satan's offer of political power on earth. "So he brought him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time; and the Devil said to him: “I will give you all this authority and the glory of them, because it has been delivered to me, and to whomever I wish I give it. You, therefore, if you do an act of worship before me, it will all be yours.” In reply Jesus said to him: “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’” Luke 4:5-8.

Unlike Christendom apparently Jesus trusted in God as the source of his power.


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