God and Nazis




 
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November 9th, 2004  
Schwul
 

Topic: God and Nazis


My friend and I watched a movie today that confused us, it had Nazis that were praying to Gott (God) to save them. Is this historically accurate? *blinks*
Also, off the topic, but I wanted to save space. Did Germans where camo during WWII?
November 9th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I really have no clue about the first question...

but the latter, well I know the paratroopers wore camo...
November 9th, 2004  
gladius
 
The SS Also wore camo.

As far as the first question;

As far a the ordinary German soldier (non-Nazis) went, I'd say a good number believed in God, i.e. Christianity.

As far as the true Nazi's went, they believed in something more akin to Nordic Mysticism. Himler the head of the SS was after all a mystic. Hitler believe strongly in the occult and astrology. They encouraged their hard core Nazi followers (SS) to do the same. Even though the German nation was pretty much Christian, shows you what can happen to a country when its leadership is handed to guys like these.

Here are some Hitler Youth song lyrics that show you of what I'm talking about;

_We are the joyous Hitler Youth;
_We have no need for Christian virtue.
_Our leader is our savior;
_The pope and rabbi shall be gone.
_We shall be pagans once again.


-----Schwul,
The movie you watched, was it Stalingrad by any chance?
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November 9th, 2004  
Schwul
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gladius
The SS Also wore camo.

As far as the first question;

As far a the ordinary German soldier (non-Nazis) went, I'd say a good number believed in God, i.e. Christianity.

As far as the true Nazi's went, they believed in something more akin to Nordic Mysticism. Himler the head of the SS was after all a mystic. Hitler believe strongly in the occult and astrology. They encouraged their hard core Nazi followers (SS) to do the same. Even though the German nation was pretty much Christian, shows you what can happen to a country when its leadership is handed to guys like these.

Here are some Hitler Youth song lyrics that show you of what I'm talking about;

_We are the joyous Hitler Youth;
_We have no need for Christian virtue.
_Our leader is our savior;
_The pope and rabbi shall be gone.
_We shall be pagans once again.


-----Schwul,
The movie you watched, was it Stalingrad by any chance?
Actually, it was The Bunker which was an awful movie in that it was very innacurate. However you get past that and the Nazis with British accents saying "bloody hell!" and it was okay in my opinion.
Why is Stalingrad inaccurate also?
November 10th, 2004  
gladius
 
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Originally Posted by Schwul
Why is Stalingrad inaccurate also?
No it wasn't inaccurate, rather in my opinion it was simply a lousy movie, "Enemy at the Gates" and "Attack and Retreat" were better.

The reason I ask was because there was a scene in "Stalingrad" were they had soldiers praying to God to comemorate fallen comrades in a funeral service, ect. They were just regular soldiers of the Wermacht mind you not SS, and not die-hard Nazis, most people sometimes can't tell the difference.
November 10th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Well, Hitler liked white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed CHRISTIANS, (Not born-again christians like myself,) Just to be politically correct he did, so Nazi's praying to God sounds accurate.
November 11th, 2004  
Schwul
 
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Originally Posted by gladius
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Originally Posted by Schwul
Why is Stalingrad inaccurate also?
No it wasn't inaccurate, rather in my opinion it was simply a lousy movie, "Enemy at the Gates" and "Attack and Retreat" were better.

The reason I ask was because there was a scene in "Stalingrad" were they had soldiers praying to God to comemorate fallen comrades in a funeral service, ect. They were just regular soldiers of the Wermacht mind you not SS, and not die-hard Nazis, most people sometimes can't tell the difference.
I want to see Enemy at the Gates, so bad!
November 12th, 2004  
Cadet_Shelton
 
There have been Christian soldiers in every "atheistic" culture I've heard of...
November 12th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Even the most cinical atheist, when faced with death, prays for whatvever god he knows to save him. Ive heard from very secular Jewes that when they were injured or being shot at, they said every piece of the Bible they could remember.
November 12th, 2004  
Kane
 
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The reason I ask was because there was a scene in "Stalingrad" were they had soldiers praying to God to comemorate fallen comrades in a funeral service, ect. They were just regular soldiers of the Wermacht mind you not SS, and not die-hard Nazis, most people sometimes can't tell the difference.
Correct. Besides, the German Regular Army and the Shultz Shtaffel didn't cooperate with each other at all.

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I want to see Enemy at the Gates, so bad!
The movie twists the facts of the legendary Russian Sniper Vasili Sniper. If your looking for hardhitting war movies like Saving Private Ryan, Enemy at the Gates is not the one. Although the beginning sequences of Enemy of the Gates is indeed powerful and awesome, the rest is junk. The unnecessary love story made it really really bad.