Hitler & Christianity

Was Hitler a Christian? This is a topic that comes up on occasion in arc-t, and usually leads to quite a bit of disagreement (for obvious reasons I would imagine). Below is the text of a post Charos made to arc-t with numerous references related to this topic. Have anything to add? Then please let me know at

Posted by Charos on Jun 3, 2000
Added relevant newsgroup thread - 6/25/2003

Removed some dead links - 3/29/2001

I'll post a few links...the first few don't have scientific backing and just mention him being catholic...have you ever read Mein Kampf? I have and there is a quote directly from that book where Hitler says something along the lines of "I always have been, and will always be a catholic"

OK...I could put more links...but I think you get the idea...but just in's a direct quote from Hitler:

"My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the One, who once in loneliness surrounded by only a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them." --Adolf Hitler, (1889 - 1945) Hitler's Speech in Munich APRIL 12, 1922

Need I go on? Hitler was a devout Catholic who paid his church taxed 'till the day he died...In fact both Pius XI and XII praised him as one of gods warriors...

Hitler Debate - A handful of posts by Jon Downie (posting as Michael SturnBacher), Charos, and The Steel Wolf.