Whenever someone chooses to discuss reasons for believing in god and decides to argue how religion makes people "good" and, thus, atheists bad, the topic of Hitler is sure to come up.
I suspect that everyone who believes in god actually reads from the same horrid book (whoops, two books since we'll have to include the bible) and regurgitates the false information passed on from those books. Otherwise, I can't explain the consistent false arguments that they bring forth.
"Hitler was an atheist" / "Darwin was Hitler's hero" - the almost-famous phrases often used.
1.) Hitler was not an atheist - he spoke only of the term atheist in negative terms (atheistic Jews, and atheist Marxists).
2.) If I am ever the hero of someone and they write an extensive collection, I hope I'm mentioned (and in a positive light). Hitler fails to mention Darwin and natural selection in the whole of Mein Kampf.
What is most amazing about a "follower" mentioning Hitler is that his is hardly a name that a believer should want in the discussion.
Hitler firmly believed that he was doing god's work and was supported by the Catholic Church. (I believe the actual quote was "I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator") Religion was not only a part of Hitler's success, it was a fundamental necessity.
Believers: The next time you want to discuss the good and bad of atheism, please, please, please, for the sake of saving yourself from humiliation, don't bring up Hitler. (Or, maybe, for the opportunity to have your absurd unquestioned beliefs handed back to you to digest with your foot, bring Hitler up the next time someone speaks about lack of belief in god.)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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