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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 07:58 AM

41. FWIW I don't feel like Christianity or Atheism were directly responsible for most Nazi policies.

While it's true that most of the soldiers were Christians, Hitler felt threatened by centralized religion. The belt buckles were more of an appeasement than anything, and most of the anti-Jewish sentiments were grounded in ethnic/racial propaganda centered about the Jews being a bunch of selfish parasitic money-grubbers. It's obviously very complicated and multifaceted, but I don't believe that Christianity itself was the main driving force, although it was certainly an influence and part of the cultural identity which the Germans wanted to be purified.

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