The 12 Nazi Commandments

American Thinker has a little snippet about a long-forgotten historical fact — Hitler rewrote the Bible to serve the Nazis.  As part of this, he amended the Ten Commandments.  Instead, of stating moral absolutes, that remind the good Nazis to subliminate themselves to the State.  These are scary ideas, the power of which can still be seen today in statist societies.

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  1. T.S. says

    “The Mirror was the first to break the story of Adolf Hitler doing a little editing of the Bible so he could use the power of the religion he hated to his further his maniacal cause. ” – bookworm

    Glad to see someone addressing Hitler’s use of religion for less-than Godly purposes.

    For your consideration, some Hitler quotes:

    * “Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith.” (The German Churches Under Hitler, p.241)
    * “We must turn all the sentiments of the Volk, all its thinking, acting, even its beliefs, away from the anti-Christian, smug individualism of the past, from the egotism and stupid Phariseeism of personal arrogance, and we must educate the youth in particular in the spirit of those of Christ’s words that we must interpret anew: love one another; be considerate of your fellow man; remember that each one of you is not alone a creature of God, but that you are all brothers! This youth will, with loathing and contempt, abandon those hypocrites who have Christ on their lips but the devil in their hearts.” (Hitler: Memoirs of a Confidant, page 140)
    * “It will be the Government’s care to maintain honest cooperation between Church and State; the struggle against materialistic views and for a real national community is just as much in the interest of the German nation as in that of the welfare of our Christian faith.” (At the Reichstag, March 23, 1933)
    * “Without pledging ourselves to any particular Confession [Protestantism or Catholicism], we have restored to faith its prerequisites because we were convinced that the people need and require this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out.” (Berlin, Oct. 24, 1933)
    * “But there is something else I believe, and that is that there is a God. . . . And this God again has blessed our efforts during the past 13 years.” (Munich, Feb. 24, 1940)
    * “You [blue-collar workers] represent the most noble of slogans known to us: “God helps those who help themselves!’ (Hitler: Speeches and Proclamations, Vol. 2, page 1147)
    * “Fifteen years ago I had nothing save my faith and my will. Today the Movement is Germany, today this Movement has won the German nation and formed the Reich. Would that have been possible without the blessing of the Almighty? Or do they who ruined Germany wish to maintain that they have had God’s blessing? What we are we are, not against but with the will of Providence. And so long as we are loyal, honest, and ready to fight, so long as we believe in our great work and do not capitulate, we shall also in the future have the blessing of Providence.” (Rosenheim, Aug. 11, 1935)
    * “My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. . . As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice…. And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.” (Munich, April 12, 1922)
    * “If positive Christianity means love of one’s neighbor, i.e. the tending of the sick, the clothing of the poor, the feeding of the hungry, the giving of drink to those who are thirsty, then it is we who are the more positive Christians. For in these spheres the community of the people of National Socialist Germany has accomplished a prodigious work.” (Feb. 24, 1939)
    * “We were convinced that the people needs and requires this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out.” (Berlin, Oct. 24, 1933)
    * “An educated man retains the sense of the mysteries of nature and bows before the unknowable. An educated man, on the other hand, runs the risk of going over to atheism (which is a return to the state of the animal).” (Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941-1944, page 59)

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