And anyway, Hitler did not just kill them because of their religion, but because he made the Jewish "race" a scapegoat for Germany's post-WWI economic downfall. This was possible because of how the Jewish religion/traditions and also previous persecution of Jews in Europe (by Christians) had caused them to be in certain professions a lot more than others - banking and whatnot. Therefore, while many average Germans (in average professions) were poor at the time, many Jews were able to do well. Seeing that some were still rich, it was easy for the angry crowd to blame them and claim that they are taking advantage of the situation, instead of analyzing the many complex reasons for the global economic collapse / Great Depression.mathias wrote:And just how can you know whether hitler was a christian, atheist, agnostic or odinist?~El~Jefe~ wrote:Hitler killed Jews because he hated their religion.
In any case, hitler was an inbred, just like lots of muslims.
And it's even harder to be sure that nazi germany was on the whole irreligious.
Jewish people were also very prevalent in early worldwide communism. These were not religious Jewish people, obviously, but those of Jewish heritage. Communists were Hitler's political enemy in Germany, not to mention in the Soviet Union a little later on.
And finally - it's not like Hitler was killing them because they HAD a religion... Arian Germany was supposedly Christian. Even if we call it religious, rather than racial, persecution, it's still a SPECIFIC religion/race. That's more of an argument AGAINST religion than anything.