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Roger J. Stanyard's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Roger J. Stanyard

HughCaldwell "Hitler was Roman Catholic by the rules of the Church. Ask the Pope for his judgement on the issue. Roman Catholicism, before the Holocaust, was anti-Semitic, therefore Hitler's targeting of Jews came from his Roman Catholic heritage."

Not really. In the 1920s and 1930s anti-semitism was rampant in Europe in both Protestant and Catholic parts (and in the USA as well). Someone might want to correct me but I understand that pre-war Germany was predominantly Protestant, but only by a smallish margin. I take the view that the whole of Christianity is to some greater or lesser extent culpable in both anti-semitism and the Holocaust.

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:51:06 UTC | #570898