The Swastika Is Not a Cross.

Author:Morehouse, Chris
Position:WE HEAR YOU
 
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While I agree with David Quintero about the danger of blind faith (Letters, June/July), I must object to his statement that the Nazis were Christian.

As religious historian Karen Armstrong ably explains in her groundbreaking work, Fields of Blood, in the Nazi glorification of violence, we find a society decisively turning its back on loving one's neighbor as oneself. The Nazis despised the weak, in stark contrast to Jesus's teaching about the "least of these." There is also evidence that they found Christianity too weak, and toyed with Islam as potentially more suitably martial. In the end, though, they concocted a bizarre stew of idealized "Aryan" (i.e., pre-Christian) identity, images, and symbols, with a...

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