Hitler and Occultism
Many of the Nazi emblems, such as the swastika, the double lightning bolt “SS” symbol, and even the inverted triangle symbol used to identify classes of prisoners in the concentration camps, originated among homosexual occultists in Germany (some, such as the swastika, are actually quite ancient symbols which were merely revived by these homosexual groups). In 1907, Jorg Lanz Von Liebenfels (Lanz), a former Cistercian monk whom the church excommunicated because of his homosexual activities , flew the swastika flag above his castle in Austria . After his expulsion from the church, Lanz founded the Ordo Novi Templi (“Order of the New Temple”), which merged occultism with violent anti-Semitism. A 1958 study of Lanz called, “Der Mann der Hitler die Ideen gab” – or, “The Man Who Gave Hitler His Ideas” – by Austrian psychologist Wilhelm Daim, called Lanz the true “father” of National Socialism.
List, a close associate of Lanz, formed the Guido Von List Society in Vienna in 1904. The Guido Von List Society was accused of practicing a form of Hindu Tantrism, which featured sexual perversions in its rituals (the swastika is originally from India). A man named Aleister Crowley, who, according to Hitler biographer J. Sydney Jones, enjoyed “playing with black magic and little boys,” popularized this form of sexual perversion in occult circles . List was “accused of being the Aleister Crowley of Vienna” . Like Lanz, List was an occultist; he wrote several books on the magic principles of rune letters (from which he chose the “SS” symbol). In 1908, List “was unmasked as the leader of a blood brotherhood which went in for sexual perversion and substituted the swastika for the cross” . The Nazis borrowed heavily from Lis’s occult theories and research. List also formed an elitist occult priesthood called the Armanen Order, to which Hitler himself may have belonged .
The Nazi dream of an Aryan super-race was adopted from an occult group called the Thule Society, founded in 1917 by followers of Lanz and List. The occult doctrine of the Thule Society held that the survivors of an ancient and highly developed lost civilization could endow Thule initiates with esoteric powers and wisdom. The initiates would use these powers to create a new race of Aryan supermen who would eliminate all “inferior” races.
Hitler dedicated his book, Mein Kampf, to Dietrich Eckart, one of the Thule Society’s inner circle and a former leading figure in the German Worker’s Party (when they met at the gay bar mentioned earlier) .
The dreaded SA Brownshirts or Sturmabteilung (“Storm Troopers”, the SA) were largely the creation of another homosexual, Gerhard Rossbach .
Footnotes from a larger post from many yearn ago… much of which is from Scott Lively’s work…
 Scott Lively, The Poisoned Stream: “Gay” Influence in Human History: volume one, Germany 1890-1945, Founders Publishing Corp.; Keizer: Oregon 
 H. W. Koch, The Hitler Youth: Origins and Development 1922-1945, Stein & Day; New York , p. 25f
 Frank Rector, The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals, Stein & Day; New York , p. 39f
 ibid., p. 52
 Dusty Sklar, The Nazis and the Occult, Dorset Press; New York , p. 19
 Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and their Influence on Nazi Ideology, New York University Press; New York  p. 109
 J. Sydney Jones Hitler in Vienna 1907-1913, Stein & Day; New York , p. 123
 ibid., p. 123
 Dusty Sklar, The Nazis and the Occult, Dorset Press; New York , p. 23
 Robert G. L. Waite, The Psychopathic God Adolf Hitler, Signet Books; New York , p. 91
 Wulf Schwarzwaller, The Unknown Hitler: His Private Life and Fortune, National Press Book; Washington D. C. , p. 67
 Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, translated by Ralph Manheim: Houghton Mifflin; New York , p.687
 James Webb, The Occult Underground, Open Court Pub; LaSalle: Il. , p. 94
 G. S. Graber, The History of the SS: A Chilling Look at the Most Terrifying Arm of the Nazi War Machine, David McKay Company; New York , p. 81
 see: Andre Nataf, The Wordsworth Dictionary of the Occult, Wordsworth Refernce; France , pp. 58-60; Texe Marrs, New Age Cults & Religions, Living Truth Publishers; Austin: TX , pp. 199-203; Debra Lardie, Concise Dictionary of the Occult and New Age, Kregal Publishers; Grand Rapids: MI , p. 108; D. Michael Quinn, Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, Signature Books; Salt Lake City: UT , “freemasonry,” index, p. 604
 Robert G. Waite, Vangaurd of Nazism: The Free Corps Movement in Postwar Germany 1918-1923, W. W. Norton & Company; New York , p. 209
 G. S. Graber, The History of the SS: A Chilling Look at the Most Terrifying Arm of the Nazi War Machine, David McKay Company; New York , p. 47
 Ibid, p. 33
 Robert G. Waite, Vangaurd of Nazism: The Free Corps Movement in Postwar Germany 1918-1923, W. W. Norton & Company; New York , p. 210
 G. S. Graber, The History of the SS: A Chilling Look at the Most Terrifying Arm of the Nazi War Machine, David McKay Company; New York , p. 33
Re: Hitler and Occultism
It's always interesting to see that many people use Hitler's public payment of lip-service to a kind of Christianity that was wholly alien to the true Gospel as evidence that `religion poisons everything'.
However, when Christians point out that Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot (all of whom were atheists) committed atrocities on par with Hitler's, they immediately dismiss it as a red herring since `their atheism was not what made them commit barbarous acts' (what about the fact that it makes utilitarianism and `might is right' acceptable ethical options, especially when they are compounded with the firm belief that the here and now is all that matters?).
It is of course pure hypocrisy: blaming Christianity for Hitler's actions is like rejecting human rights because some leaders in developing countries publicly extol their virtues but also condone torture and rape.
It's not what you say that counts but what you do and, using that standard, Hitler is definitely not a Christian.
Re: Hitler and Occultism
The main difference is is that nothing in naturalism says that what Hitler did was morally wrong. The third article in the Humanist Manifesto begins:
Ethics stems from human need and interest. What are the ends of human needs? This brings to mind a topic from WWII in fact, let me explain further. If one has watched any number of History Channel documentaries or been taught about the beginnings of Nazism in history class, invariably one has read about the book burning that took place in Germany by the National Socialists that even made it to television sets here in the States. Typically this is as deep as the viewer goes into this event. But has anyone ever asked which books were burned?
This topic came up in an earlier conversation at another site between “John” and myself:
C. S. Lewis talked about this “privatized morality” and showed some of its weaknesses, two of which he identified with his usual clarity:
In light of all this, I find it funny… hold on, that was the wrong word, how bout’ “perplexing”… when an atheist says that he is so because there is evil in this world (innocent children die, and the such). Again, C. S. Lewis makes my point for me when he was an atheist:
Lewis hit the nail on the head. In the absence of transcendent values, we are left floundering about as best we can… or, as Heidegger put it, “searching in the darkness for any scraps of meaning that might be found.” Ravi Zacharias rightly concludes, if atheism is true, “Thinking atoms discussing morality is absurd.” All this leads to what Jean-Paul Sartre called a “baseless base of values.” In other words, the person who takes this route finds himself in a world with particulars but no universals, relatives but no absolutes, valuations but no values.
So from Cristina Odone (Melrose Place) saying in the June 97’ Daily Telegraph that, “What’s right is what you feel,” to Ernest Hemingway’s creed: “What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after,” all this does as a philosophy of evolutionary naturalism is create people who will try to enforce their “will and way” above others.
This is why the “Hitlers” and “Stalins” will always exist! When the moral imperatives of God are thrown to the wayside, it creates a power vacuum. This is why the atheist has no real way to say what is good or bad for any individual besides himself – objectively. This, I believe, drove Bertrand Russell to a solemn grave, and Nietzsche insane. In fact, it was Nietzsche who said that the consequences of the death of God would penetrate every avenue of life, and that this, in-and-of-itself, would be unbearable. Nietzsche went on to say, because God had died in the nineteenth century, there would be two direct results in the twentieth century. First, he prognosticated that the twentieth century would become the bloodiest century in history; and second, that a universal madness would break out.
He has been right on both counts. More people have been killed because of ideological differences, and destroyed on the battlefields of geo-political maneuvering in the name of naturalism in this century than the previous nineteen centuries of religious killing before it. Yes, non-God movements/governments have killed more people in one century than religion did in the first nineteen. Unfortunately we see this madness seeping into other areas of our society as well:
Although these crimes were attributed to either a moral failure (personal or social) or to some form of mental pathology, Steven Pinker had a different explanation. Steven Pinker, professor of psychology at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychology and a leading popularizer of evolutionary psychology, says it is (the above murders of infant) a genetic imperative. Writing in the New York Times, Pinker argued that what he termed neonaticide (The killing of a baby on the day of its birth) is not attributable to mental illness because “it has been practiced and acceptable in most cultures throughout history.” Rather, he went on to say, a capacity for neonaticide is hard-wired into the maternal genes by our evolutionary history.
AHHhh! Naturalistic morals (relativism) have struck again! And the only individual to strike at the core of these horrors that materialists have inflicted on the twentieth century is the theist (the Jew and Christian). This is why the non-theist will always have the “Hitlers,” “Stalins,” and “Maos” in their worldview as acceptable to their moral theorizing. They cannot assert objectively – beyond themselves – that those persons are wrong, it would only be their personal preference speaking. Sorta’ like chocolate or vanilla ice cream, or, brownies with or without nuts, Hitler… or Mother Teresa. They (the relativist) are neutered in the political and moral spectrum, or, if they do choose to take a value-laden stance, they are doing so in direct violation of their own doctrines and dogmas, thus, self-refuting their own claims.
I will end with a poem to drive the above points home:
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