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For those who still think Hitler was an Atheist, please go here.
Here's some more interesting tidbits:
Gott Mit Uns (God With Us) Nazi Buckle
Enlisted Man's German Army belt buckle (Stamped steel, 1937 pattern, made by "R S & S" for Richard Sieper & Sohne Ludenscheid). Photo from the German Militaria Catalog (their web site no longer exists)
Mother's Cross (Mutterkreuz)
A Christian cross given to German mothers
Hitler encouraged several programs for the growth of a strong German Nazi Volk. These programs involved the encouragement of the virtues of German motherhood for the purpose of increasing the size of their families and the abolition of abortions (except for the mentally ill). In 1938, Hitler instituted a new award to honor German Nazi motherhood, especially for large families. He awarded such mothers the cross of Honor of the German Mother (Ehrenkreuz der deutschen Mutter).
Although the German Iron cross usually appears symmetrical this particular cross, by lengthening the vertical member, it becomes a Christian cross.
What Really is Atheism?
The True Origin of the Christian "FISH" Symbol?
The Origins of Mormonism?
The REAL Story Behind Prayer in School?
Looking for some answers on the origins of Christianity? Here's some history on the subject.
Just out of curiosity, were you born an atheist or did something happen in your life to make you turn away from God?
We are all born atheists but many of us were later taught some kind of religion, depending on where in the world we happened to be born. Some religions have one god, some have many gods, and some have no gods.
Are atheists angry people, empty with no place to turn in times of difficulty?
Most serious atheists are quite happy people. I do not include those who became atheists for political purposes, like many Communists. Nowadays many people claim they are Christians for political purposes.
Who or what is your higher power?
There are many higher powers, but they are all natural forces: tornadoes, earthquakes, global warming, etc. All religious "higher powers" are products of human wishful thinking. That is why there are so many of them.
I've never known an atheist and am simply curious what you're all about? How do you believe the creation of the world(s) came about?
Many scientists make a special study of how the universe began and evolved into galaxies, suns and planets. There is a lot yet to learn and scientific journals are full of articles on the subject. Scientists are their own severest critics; that is how science works.
How do you believe the creation of man came about?
We don't yet know exactly how life on our planet began, but however it began, it has been evolving ever since. Life is a continuous chain of cause and effect. As for creation stories invented by prescientific peoples, get A Dictionary of Creation Myths, by David and Margaret Leeming (New York: Oxford University Press, c1994) ISBN 0-19-510275-4, $19.95. It includes the biblical Hebrew and Christian myths, plus creation myths from China, India, Egypt, Greece, Tahiti, Africa, North and South America, etc.