Mudcat Café message #1391537 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77771   Message #1391537
Posted By: GUEST,Voice crying in the wilderness
28-Jan-05 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
"Nazism? I believe the Nazis followed Jesus as their religion."

Yet another foray into blind ignorance.

The "religion" of the Nazis was a distortion of the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. They particularly fastened on Nietzsche's concept of the "übermensch," or "superman." This, plus anti-intellectualism; follow the aggressive urgings of "the blood and bowels." Their idea of purity of race involved the elimination of everyone they deemed "imperfect."

The idea that the Nazis gave any credence to Christianity or anything that Jesus said is ludicrous. Typical of the Christian response to Nazism was that of Pastor Martin Niemöller.