In "Taking the 'Christ' out of Christmas could lead to worse", Robert Kachadourian claimed that Christianity has a necessary role in government because he thinks that atheism caused the Holocaust. The only evidence he gives is his belief that Adolf Hitler was an atheist.
That is the kind of error that one can make when one places ones faith in assumptions or hearsay instead of doing research.
Anyone who reads a scholarly biography of Adolf Hitler such as the one written by John Toland (1976, 1,100 pages in two volumes) will learn that Hitler was no atheist. Tolands sources included the national archives of the United States, Britain, France and Germany, plus interviews with the surviving members of Hitlers inner circle and family, including his younger sister Paula.
Toland reports that the family was Roman Catholic, and that during childhood, Adolf would use the maids apron as clerical vestments while he delivered impassioned sermons. As a politician, his relationship with the church was complex. Early-on, it was mostly an alliance. Later, it became contentious as Hitler tried to assume the churchs power and began thinking of himself as something of a new messiah. His soldiers uniforms included a belt buckle inscribed Gott Mit Uns (God is with us), but he also sought supernatural power through occult practices. While he doesnt seem to have been a conventional Roman Catholic, neither was he any kind of atheist. In any case, the responsibility for Adolf Hitlers acts rests with Adolf Hitler.
Mr. Kachadourian also argues that government should favor Christianity and host Christian displays, like manger scenes, because the vast majority of the populace (sic) in this nation are Christians. That is exactly why the First Amendment was added to our Constitution.
Written By: Lee Helms
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