Adolf Hitler Thought More Like Nancy Pelosi Than Donald Trump

By Mark Judge Published on July 5, 2022

With Roe v. Wade finally going down, the crazy left is once again calling conservative Christians fascists and Nazis. “With the end of Roe achieved,” a writer for the left-wing Intercept warned, “the fascist right is setting its sights on shutting down and criminalizing all crucial sites of abortion solidarity and assistance that reproductive rights networks are fighting to build.”

The pro-abortion left is able to get away with this because few people really understand how real, historical fascists treated Christianity. Adolf Hitler was not a Christian. The German dictator was a pantheist and a chameleon who could use Christianity when it suited him. But his beliefs far more closely resembled those of the modern pro-abortion left. In fact Hitler resembled Nancy Pelosi a lot more than Donald Trump.

What Was Hitler’s Religion?

The best book on Hitler’s religious beliefs is Hitler’s Religion: the Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich by Richard Weikart. After reading it one gets the idea that Hitler would have sided much more with the modern abortion movement than the pro-life cause.

Hitler was a pantheist who believed in the survival of the fittest and that the strong can bully and wipe out the weak. “Pantheism is the idea that all of nature is God,” Weikart, a history professor at California State University, explained to me in an interview. “Because Hitler thought that nature was God, he thought that following the laws of nature was doing the divine will.”

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, nature is a creation of God, not God himself. According to Weikart, Hitler believed that God is found in the power of nature — particularly the violent Darwinian struggle for survival. “Hitler thought that destroying people he thought of as weak or inferior was in perfect accordance with what nature does,” Weikart said. “After all, in nature, animals get killed, and certain species go extinct. Hitler thought the same thing should go on in human society because he thought certain races were inferior to others. So he thought destroying them was a good thing.”

This view is much more aligned with the ideas of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, than those of anyone in the GOP.

Atheists Love to Lie About This

Despite this evidence, Weikart says, the idea that Hitler was a Christian still pops up in Progressive arguments and on atheist websites. “One of the reasons they argue that Hitler was a Christian is that they are atheists or agnostics and want to bash Christianity. They’re wanting to show the evils of Christianity, so making Christianity responsible for the Holocaust meets their idea about Christianity representing all the evils in the world.”

The left has always gotten away with Nazi-Republican comparisons because understanding Hitler’s religion has been a complicated task. The German dictator often spoke about what religious beliefs he did not accept, but never clearly stated which ones he did. He rejected not only Christianity, but also atheism, mysticism, occultism, and neo-paganism.

Hitler would often publicly claim to be Christian, even saying this in 1922: “My feelings as a Christian point me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter.” Yet he also said the following: “The Christian-Jewish pestilence is surely approaching its end now. It is simply dreadful, that a religion has even been possible, that literally eats its God in Holy Communion.”

Christianity: “Spiritual Terror”

“Hitler of course in public at times did claim to be Christian for propaganda purposes,” Weikart told me. “But if you look more deeply, Hitler very often in private was speaking very contemptuously of Christianity. In Mein Kampf he actually calls Christianity spiritual terror, which was destroying the ancient Greco-Roman world. Hitler loved that world, which he thought was produced by Aryans. He thought Christianity had come along and done a disservice by undermining it.”

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Hitler’s Religion reveals that pantheism was an idea popular in the culture of Austria and Germany in the decades leading up to and in the years following Hitler’s birth in 1889. It was part of the Romantic movement that arose in the eighteenth century as a reaction to the Enlightenment. “Pantheism is an open secret in Germany,” poet Henrich Heine wrote in 1835.

While admitting that Hitler never came out and declared himself a pantheist, Weikart argues that the German leader “fit most comfortably” in a scientific and materialistic view of pantheism, and often referred to nature as God and vice versa. To Hitler, says Weikart, “Evil and sin was anything that produced biological degeneration.”

Disdaining the sanctity of life, despising traditional Christianity, obsessing about ecology … which current political movement do these Nazi tenets bring to mind for you?

 

Mark Judge is a writer and filmmaker in Washington, D.C.

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