The Nazi Persecution of the Churches, 1933-45

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Appendix 15: Bormann's Circular on the
Relationship of National Socialism and
Christianity

(Nuremberg document, 075-D)

National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable. Christian churches build on the uncertainty of human beings and attempt to preserve this fear in as wide segments of the population as possible, for only in this way can Christian churches keep their power. In opposition to this, National Socialism is based on scientific foundations. Christianity has invariable tenets, which were set up almost 2,000 years ago and have petrified into dogmas incompatible with reality. National Socialism on the other hand must always, if it is to fulfil its job in the future, be organized according to the latest knowledge of scientific research.

Christian churches have long recognized the dangers which threaten their existence on account of exact scientific knowledge and therefore attempt by means of pseudo-science, such as theology, to suppress or falsify scientific research by means of the concepts of Christianity, which in their essential points have been taken over from Jewry. For this reason also we do not need Christianity.

No human being would know anything of Christianity if it had not been drilled into him in his childhood by pastors. The so-called dear God in no wise gives knowledge of his existence to young people in advance, but in an astonishing manner, in spite of his omnipotence, leaves this to the efforts of the pastors. If therefore in the future our youth learns nothing more of this Christianity, whose doctrines are far below ours, Christianity will disappear by itself.

It is also strange that before the beginning of the modern era nothing was known of this Christian God. At that time most inhabitants of the

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