The eternal debate, was Hitler an atheist? Well, who cares?
From what he said throughout his life, he was a catholic, we can still find some evidence of his liaison with the Roman Catholic Church.
In this picture, Cardinal Secretary of State, Eugenio Pacelli (later to become Pope Pius XII) signs the Concordat between Nazi Germany and the Vatican at a formal ceremony in Rome on 20 July 1933.
Nazi Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen sits at the left, Pacelli in the middle, and the Rudolf Buttmann sits at the right.
The Concordat effectively legitimized Hitler and the Nazi government to the eyes of Catholicism, Christianity, and the world.
You can read the full text of the concordat on the Concordat Watch website. Read it here.
But, can anyone really tell what was in Hitler’s mind and what were his true beliefs? … and, does this really make any difference? I think it doesn’t. He was a Nazi with power without boundaries and really weird ideals.
We cannot link Hitler’s actions to his religious affiliation – or lack thereof.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your comments on this.
Oh! This video is excellent.