On Tuesday, The View’s eminent historian Whoopi Goldberg, reaching into her vast bag of historical erudition, pulled out a tidbit of data that would astonish even Jesus: Adolf Hitler was a Christian.
Goldberg had joined in the screeching from other political experts on The View to slam GOP legislators for opposing an influx of Syrian refugees unless they were Christians.
Goldberg started the ball rolling: “Republican candidates like Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz think America should only accept Christian Syrian refugees. Donald Trump says we should strongly consider closing the mosques. Is this really going to help root out ISIS?”
Joy Behar asked, “The irony of saying that only Christians could come is not very Christian to say that, is it?” She followed later by reminding the audience, “Timothy McVeigh was a Christian, Just sayin’.”
That set the stage for Goldberg’s dissertation: “There have been a lot of horrifying – there have been a lot of monster Christians. Hitler was a Christian.”
Even Behar was dumbfounded, mumbling, “I’m not so sure.”
Goldberg doubled down: “Well, he didn’t like the Catholics, remember? So he thought of himself as a Christian person.”
By Goldberg’s logic, ISIS, which has threatened the Pope, now qualifies as Christian. That should ease the minds of Christians in the West.
Goldberg might want to go back to school. McVeigh admitted in a letter written just before his execution that he was an agnostic.
As for Hitler, O.S.S. investigators collected evidence for Nuremberg prosecutors showing the Nazis wanted to destroy German Christianity, viewing it as ”an integral part of the National Socialist scheme of world conquest.”
In his monumental Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich, William Shirer wrote, “[U]nder the leadership of Rosenberg, Bormann and Himmler, who were backed by Hitler, the Nazi regime intended to destroy Christianity in Germany, if it could, and substitute the old paganism of the early tribal Germanic gods and the new paganism of the Nazi extremists.”