"Christianity as the foundation of our national morality...."
Most of what I know about Hitler I've learned from the History Channel. But I've read comments on a couple of forums that the Third Reich was atheist. The following quotes, however, make it appear that at least at the begining of his rise to power Hitler believed he was doing God's work.
"I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Almighty Creator. By fighting the Jews, I am doing the Lord's work."
— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
"I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator."
— Adolf Hitler, ibid., Vol. 1 Chapter 2
"Thus inwardly armed with confidence in God and the unshakable stupidity of the voting citizenry, the politicians can begin the fight for the 'remaking' of the Reich as they call it."
— Adolf Hitler, ibid., Vol. 2 Chapter 1
"The National Government will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life."
— Adolf Hitler, Berlin, 1933, first radio address after coming to power
"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 . . . We need believing people."
— Adolf Hitler, April 26, 1933, from a speech made during negotiations leading to the Nazi-Vatican Concordat of 1933
"I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so."
— Adolf Hitler, to Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941.
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