Morality with and without God
- When I say good, I mean good by normal social standards and usage of the term. I am not speaking in deeper theological terms.
- Hitler was indeed an atheist. He publicly used religion as a political tool when it would benefit him. He denounced it privately to his confidants and more publicly when as he gained power. Moreover, even if we grant that he really viewed himself as a Christian, there is an objective standard, the Bible, which can be used to evaluate whether he really was a Christian. When comparing his words and actions to the teachings of the Bible, we discover that he was not a Christian. Although this link, Religious views of Hitler, is from Wikipedia, I am posting it because it is the best article I could find that is the most comprehensive of all of Hitler’s statements and views on religion...and it has almost 300 external links or sources for fact checking! Even more on the point, if you want to just remove Hitler’s name, you can do that and replace it with other atheist dictators such as Mao Zedong, Pol Pott, Benito Mussolini, Fidel Castro, Kim Jong Il, or others.