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LINK The Right-Wing Doesn't Want to Talk About Christian Atrocities, So Let's Talk About Christian Atrocities

The Holocaust (1933 – 1942)

Make no mistake, there were Christian collaborators with the Holocaust. The real kicker, though, is knowing that the Holocaust didn’t happen in a vacuum. In many ways, the Holocaust was the child of centuries of Christian Antisemitism in Europe. “Christ Killer” is a common Christian slur thrown at Jewish people, and the Blood Libel didn’t come from Muslims, it came from Christians. Martin Luther, the father of Protestantism, was a raging anti-Semite; in addition to his theses, he also wrote a book called On The Jews and Their Lies. While the religious outlook of the Nazis is questionable, what’s not in question is that centuries of Christian Antisemitism allowed it to happen.

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oh, please, look a little closer. Jan Huss, the leader of the Anabaptist movement (baptism as an adult) was burned to death. The Hugenots, French protestant s were killed and chased throuour Europe and settled everywhere. The Mormons, another Christian sect were persected, illed, banned, and chased through the whole United States in the last century. It is the catholic church that has lots to answer for.

Spinliesel Level 7 July 17, 2018
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I think the problem stems from ignorance of what people are doing. They think they have the answer when they have no idea what the question is, or how to define it, or how to research either.

dalefvictor Level 6 July 14, 2018
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Please, I am not going to take sides in these fairy tale adventures. It's unfortunate but I am out of the picture.

iamjc Level 7 July 14, 2018
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Those damn christian missionaries who did their best to wipe out indigenous cultures during colonialism. Or perhaps they're still doing it. We get American mormons out here in Aust. FFS Australians are descended from convicts. A more irreverent, cynical bunch I challenge you to find.

MsDemeanour Level 7 July 12, 2018
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Which makes it damned aggrevating that Australia wants no immigration from anywhere!

@hemingwaykitten That is not strictly true. What information do you base that suggestion on?

@Geoffrey51
My research indicates that Great Britain and Canada won't take me because I'm too old and not wealthy enough. Australia has tougher immigration requirements.

@hemingwaykitten Yes the USA is equally strict.

@hemingwaykitten That is unfortunate. smile003.gif I know Australia are particular about the particular industries that they will allow non-permanent residents to work in. I am sure health or teaching are possible if one is prepared to work in rural Australia. Showing that you have the means to support yourself is also important. The other solution is to marry an Australian. The immigration screening can be lengthy. If any of these could apply, the best route is to get an immigration lawyer in Australia. I can recommend one if you wanted to go down any of these routes.

@Geoffrey51 Yes the rural outback places do have a high need for professionals. Of course, ya gotta put up with the poisonous snakes, spiders, stingers, crocs and isolation but every place has its drawbacks smile009.gif

@MsDemeanour
I'm sure immigration to the US is ridiculously tough. Why would anyone in their right mind want to move here, though? Refugees, maybe.

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Indoctrination of immature minds aka children that a belief is fact is their major, continuing crime.
Stop this and all religion dies in a generation

powder Level 5 July 12, 2018
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One of my favorite memes.

@zblaze that's bloody child abuse!

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Hyperinflation and socialism led to economic distress and Led to Hitler taking power. Nazi stands for national socialism.

Beach_slim Level 7 July 12, 2018
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Um, nope! Just nope. Hitler may have called himself and his minions "Socialist," and even claimed there was a Socialist Party, but that doesn't make it so. Hitler, et al, were anything but socialist. They were Fascists in socialists' clothing. It's far more accurate to say the Nazis were the Christian White Nationalist Party, as are the religious evangelicals who elected Trump in the US in 2016, while calling themselves members of the Republican Party.

Bernie Sanders is a democratic Socialist. Denmark is a social Democracy. China is a Communist country, which works well with Chinese traditions. Stalin was another Fascist dictator, pretending to be Communist, just as Hitler pretended to be Socialist. Jong-Un is a Fascist dictator and proud of it. The USA is a Classist Capitalism hierarchy pretending to be a Democracy. Iceland IS a Democracy.

#CallItWhatItIs

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@hemingwaykitten no true Scotsman

No, read and you will find this to be incorrect. That is unless you are reading the many people who have an axe to grind and just spew this crap.

@dalefvictor but but that's not true communism!!!! But but but, that's not true socialism

@Beach_slim
WTH?

@hemingwaykitten Iceland is so cool. As you probably know, during the financial crisis of 2009, they had a revolution, sacked the parliament without a single shot being fired! Bankers were put in jail.

@MsDemeanour apparently but nothing changed.

@MsDemeanour
Yes, I have nothing but admiration for the people of Iceland.

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There is one question that Christians seem to ask very seldom: What would Jesus do?

Flyingsaucesir Level 6 July 11, 2018
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Yup. Because Jesus was a Socialist Jew of Middle Eastern descent. Christianity in the US is not about Christ anymore, or what he would do. It's about being the Christian White Nationalist Party and wishing everyone else were dead.

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I would say that the effort was more than collaborative but, in whole, a christian effort. Hitler stated as much and was hailed from the pulpit in the Vatican every year on his birthday after the untimely death of the anti-Nazi Pope Pius X, thus suceeded by pro-Nazi Pope Pius XI. He states that he is “doing god’s work” multiple times in Mein Kampf. All soldiers had “gott mit unz” (god with us) inscribed on the belt buckles of their uniforms. While people use the argument that Mein Kampf was just propaganda using god aimed at recruiting christians to the cause, I would argue that even if it was just that, it certainly did a good job at doing so and that those christian “values” did nothing to keep them from averting their attention at the atrocities performed under Nazi rule.

Kenny82 Level 4 July 11, 2018
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Just the atrocities in this country alone should bring shame and humility to our so-called "Christian" nation; unfortunately, it seems they have very short memories when it comes to their own failings.

The comments below the article were quite interesting also. Good post.

Condor5 Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Let's see... The crusades, the Inquisition, the Cathar's... Shall i continue?

moonmaid Level 7 July 11, 2018
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How about christian terrorism? Anti-balaka in Central African Republic, Eastern Lightning in China, and LRA (Joseph Kony) in Uganda. There some more current atrocities.

Dougl35534 Level 3 July 11, 2018
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Good post. I would also add the witch trial in Salem, MA that was done by the Puritans.

gsiamne Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Excellent post. Thank you.

It illustrates the power of words and how they influence our culture and how someone, somewhere along the line will pay with their lives.

This is an issue of unacknowledged privilege and I'm dismayed to see such narratives rearing their ugly heads on this site.

Today has been the subject of pesky 'political correctness' and how the snowflakes are ruining everyone else's fun.

Ellatynemouth Level 8 July 11, 2018
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