Nazism and Christianity

 

     "The religions are all alike, no matter what they call themselves. They have no future - certainly none for the Germans. Fascism, if it likes, may come to terms with the church. So shall I. Why not? That will not prevent me from tearing up Christianity root and branch, and annihilating it in Germany….For our people it is decisive whether they acknowledge the Jewish Christ creed with its effeminate pity ethics, or a strong, heroic belief in God in Nature, God in our own people, in our destiny, in our blood." -Adolph Hitler (Christian Counter-Attack: Europe's Churches Against Nazism, New York, 1944, pgs. 16, 17.)

     "On May 1, 1937, there must not remain on the territory of the U.S.S.R. a single house of prayer to God, and the very conception of 'God' will be banished from the Soviet Union" -Stalin's decree of 1932 (Religion and Communism, London, pg. 279)