Jesus made the dumb speak. It seems to me that a real miracle would be getting them to shut up.
The View’s Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg said that Christian refugees are just as dangerous as Muslim refugees. They point to Timothy McVeigh and Adolf Hitler as evidence that Christians do great evil.
But there’s one little problem. Hitler and McVeigh weren’t actually Christians.
The Federalist reports:
Behar provided no evidence to support her assertion, which is somewhat understandable since McVeigh wasn’t a Christian. McVeigh identified as an agnostic and said his violent actions weren’t motivated by any religious associations, but by an extreme hatred for the federal government.
Whoopi Goldberg followed Behar’s convoluted line of thinking by pointing out how Adolf Hitler was totally a Christian.
“There have been a lot of monster Christians,” she said. “Hitler was a Christian.”
But Goldberg’s claims don’t add up, either.
The Reich Minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany noted in 1941 that “[Hitler] hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity.”
Historians disagree to what degree Hitler actively opposed Christianity in Germany, with many asserting that he planned to eradicate it entirely. In 1938, Hitler forced all pastors in the Lutheran church, the official German state church, to swear a personal oath to the Fuhrer on his 49th birthday.
“I swear that I will be faithful and obedient to Adolf Hitler, the Fuhrer of the German Reich and German people,” the pastors were required to pledge.
That doesn’t sound very Christiany, does it?
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