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Roger Stanyard writes:

It's your position that I'm saying his full of holes.

So you keep saying. So why don't you point to one these holes? I'm interested, what evidence do you have to counter my claim (see post 11) that Mein Kampf shows quite clearly that Hitler believed that man had been created by God in current form? If there is no such evidence then there are no important holes in the claim.

Your suggestion that I am somehow "on the side" of creationists is sordid and second rate.

I'm not suggesting that. I am suggesting that your reluctance to accept the clear evidence that Hitler was a creationist could be because at least to some extent you have assimilated the Christian myth that he was an atheist/Darwinist.

This assimilation, even by atheists, is not that uncommon, unfortunately. As another example, at the time of the Pope's "Nazi" speech, the British Humanist Association (Andrew Copson) put out the statement:

"The notion that it was the atheism of Nazis that led to their extremist and hateful views or that it somehow fuels intolerance in Britain today is a terrible libel against those who do not believe in God.

See what's wrong with that? "The atheism of the Nazis". They were not atheists, all the evidence says exactly the opposite. Yet, here we are with people on our side assimilating and parroting the Christian lie. Sheesh! (I told him off for it also, by the way.)

It seems to me that you are doing something similar in pooh-poohing the actually quite clear and straightforward evidence that Hitler rejected Darwinism and believed in the special creation of man in current form.

Why don't you actually read Mein Kampf (google "gutenberg mein kampf" for the text)? Read my set of quotes (comment 11) first, and judge for yourself whether I am misrepresenting what is there (large chunks of the book are not relevant, but my quotes should guide to the relevant bits). You said that you'd love to be able to charge Hitler with creationism; and you may well be able to, if you go and read the evidence for yourself. That's what I did.

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 20:22:18 UTC | #572833