Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday papal zombie meme blogging

The Pope, on tour in Britain today, uttered the usual banal waffle that you'd expect him to on such occasions.

Among other things, he linked Nazism to 'aggressive secularism' and 'the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life'.

Sigh.

Been there, done that, wrote the blog post.

3 comments:

Frau Mahlzahn said...

So what exactly was it again the Catholic Church did during the III. Reich?

Ähem.

So long,
Corinna

P.S.: Irgendwie schwirrt in meinem Kopf gerade was von einer "Ersatzreligion" herum, mit der die Nazis auch ausübende Christen anziehen wollte -- but I don't remember the details.

headbang8 said...

A hot-button issue with me.

I assume that you've read Levy's "The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany". But you might also be interested in an obsessively researched (if a tad unscholarly) work called "Six Million Crucifixions" by Gabriel Wilensky.

If you look it up on LibraryThing.com, you might stumble across my review.

John Carter Wood said...

Thanks, HB, for the references. I hope to get a chance to read those at some point. Excellent review.

Yes, Corinna, there was some discussion among some Nazis about creating an alternative to Christianity; others were happy to work with the already existing entity. I discuss this (based mainly on other authors) in the earlier post I linked to.