Was Hitler an atheist or a Catholic Christian? This catty debate surges on, year after year, day after day. Each side tries to score one more “Atheists/Christians are evil” point, and you’d better just admit now that no one is going to come out the winner; no matter if it’s ever decisively proven or not, this result won’t likely affect any one person and their individual choice about religion. It won’t bring back lost lives, traumatic memories, or the culture and growth lost to war.
So instead of voting either way, I’ve decided to tell you what I really think when I see this debate bubble to the surface:
Hitler was a fucktard! He had inhumane views that served only himself. He was botched in the head. He did horrible, terrifying things to a hell of a lot of people that impact us to this day. I don’t give a cat’s diarrhea if he was religious, nonreligious, or a guy who liked to dress up as Betty Boop on weekends. He was a human who made a dumbshit mess out of an entire age though his choices, leadership, and influence.
As an atheist, I want to say I don’t care what he labeled himself. Enough! We need to get past this idiotic debate and concentrate on important virtues like personal responsibility, serving those in trouble, and standing up for the rights of all nations. If we can learn anything from the atrocities this man inspired, let’s learn that we must honor and respect one another as individual human beings–not villanizing groups of people in the name of our objectives.