I recently received an e-mail from a student asking about the connection between National-Socialism (NS) and Christianity. There is SO much confusion about NS that every angle should be covered to provide for a complete education on this worldview. National-Socialists can be Christian, atheist, Muslim, Buddhist, and hold almost any personal religious view except for juvenile “satanism” and of course judaism. However, I feel (and others are free to disagree) that Christianity comports extremely well with NS.
For any skeptical Christians reading this, numerous titans of the Christian faith have professed very strong views against the jews, and Christianity has historically (up until about 50 years ago) been diametrically opposed to the jews.
What follows are the answers I received and my responses below.
1. Does your group have quotes from your bible or any bible that directly align with your vision and views? Do you have any examples that best illustrate what you believe in?
Religion is a matter of individual choice. The only religions we do not allow in the American Nazi Party are judaism and “satanism”.
He did not call them Abraham’s children, but a “brood of vipers” [Matt. 3:7]. Oh, that was too insulting for the noble blood and race of Israel, and they declared, “He has a demon’ [Matt 11:18]. Our Lord also calls them a “brood of vipers”; furthermore in John 8 [:39,44] he states: “If you were Abraham’s children ye would do what Abraham did…. You are of your father the devil. It was intolerable to them to hear that they were not Abraham’s but the devil’s children, nor can they bear to hear this today.
– Martin Luther
Are they not inveterate murderers, destroyers, men possessed by the devil? Jews are impure and impious, and their synagogue is a house of prostitution, a lair of beasts, a place of shame and ridicule, the domicile of the devil, as is the soul of the Jew. As a matter of fact, Jews worship the devil; their rites are criminal and unchaste; their religion a disease; their synagogue an assembly of crooks, a den of thieves, a cavern of devils, an abyss of perdition! – St John Chrysostom
All the world suffers from the usury of the Jews, their monopolies and deceit. They have brought many unfortunate people into a state of poverty, especially the farmers, [and] working class people. … subsequently their ethical and moral doctrines as well as their deeds rightly deserve to be exposed to criticism in whatever country they happen to live. – Pope Clement VIII
Ungrateful for favors and forgetful of benefits, the Jews return insult for kindness and impious contempt for goodness. – Pope Gregory IX
The Lord Christ distinguished between his faithful ones and His Jewish enemies, as between light and darkness. – St Augustine of Hippo
Moreover, they are nothing but thieves and robbers who daily eat no morsel and wear no thread of clothing which they have not stolen and pilfered from us by means of their accursed usury. Thus they live from day to day, together with wife and child, by theft and robbery, as archthieves and robbers, in the most impenitent security. – Martin Luther