Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands. Cults everywhere: Islam, the State, the cult of Gay and Queer, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, 'Science', Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion....a nice variety for the human-hater, amoral, anti-rationalist to choose from. It is so much fun mocking them isn't it ?
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori - Time Flies Remember Death
Bergman, a man with many degrees, has been a prolific pro-reason, anti-neo Darwinist writer for many years. His books on the cult of Hitler and its essential motivations and principles should be required reading at school. It is never taught that Hitler's pagan-fascist cult was motivated in large measure by evolutionary thinking, which was then as it still is today, the default guiding light of so-called German 'science'.
At university and other fortresses of Atheist-Evolutionary cant and dogma, Hitler is even painted as a pious Catholic, a devout Christian, a man of 'god', animated by a desire to spread the gospel of Christ and peace. As if gassing 6 million Jews and 5 million Catholics and waging war on the Slavs, the unfit, the homosexual, the mentally infirm, and the gypsy was related to Catholic dogma.
Hitler hated the Church of course, viewing it as a center of opposition to totalitarian power. He had not been in a Church since his pre-teen years and was never baptized. Hitler viewed the Church as a Jewish import, weak, feminized, opposed to Aryan 'values', and useless. He did however, laud and applaud and consciously tried to mimic Islam. In chapter 3 Bergman destroys the myth that Darwinian theologian Adolf, was a Christian.
Hitler's gang of goons, his closest aides and the highest Nazi party leaders, were also virulently anti-Catholic. Bergman proves this beyond all doubt. From Mengele and Goebbels to Streicher and Himmler, all of the leading Nazi fascists were fanatically anti-Church, despite in many cases being born a Catholic [which they usually repudiated with a terrible vengeance during their college years, after being saturated by Darwinist teachers and courses].
By 1942 both the Lutheran and Catholic Churches were under state control, the Bible was outlawed and clergy and Church laity who opposed the total power of the Nazi state were being murdered. Mein Kampf had replaced the gospel, the sword upon the altar Catholic imagery, and only a picture of Hitler was allowed in a German church. The Reich's Church was pagan, fascist, barbaric and very Hitlerian.
Dr. David Herbert a historian and teacher, in presaging this work, writes:
“As a retired history teacher, I particularly enjoyed the chapter titled, 'Darwinism and Biology textbooks in Nazi Germany'. All textbooks in Nazi Germany had to be approved by the educational authorities and were required to reflect the prevailing worldview and its concomitant values. Their textbooks were Darwinian to the core and were purposefully designed to instill in the minds of young German students that they were indeed a superior race.”
Hitler's cult was in large measure an ode to Darwinism. From pond-scum to Adolf. From tulips to strutting SA. From lemur dung to Gestapo. As Hitler repeatedly stated, evolutionary 'law' was the only 'law' that nature followed. Immanent metaphysics, Christian compassion, ideas of love and morality offended evolution – or so the Nazis claimed.
Chapter 16: Darwinism in the biology textbooks of the Third Reich
-'Darwinism theory became important truths in Hitler's theology.' [Blackburn, Education in the Third Reich, 1985, p. 22]
-Nobel laureate Konrad Lorenz noted that 'evolution not only supported the National Socialist world-view but also the fact that humans evolved from lower life forms. Lorenz insisted, that the 'logical force' of evolution would do more than anything else to win over the public to the Nazi program. [Wegner, Anti-Semiticism and Schooling under the Third Reich, 2002, p. 72]
-Bernhard Rust [1883-1945] was a zealous Nazi who controlled every level of the German educational system. In 1933 he issued a rule requiring all students and teachers to greet each other with Heil Hitler and the Nazi salute. His main educational emphasis was social Darwinism and purging all schools and universities of Jews.
-By 1938 evolution was center stage in all school textbooks. Prior to 1933 it had been little mentioned.
-The 'National Socialist Teacher's League' influenced by Darwin's acolyte Haeckel [who committed the fraud of drawing all animal embryos as essentially the same]; Linder, Lotze and other Darwinians, began teaching evolution from lower life forms to children starting in grade 3.
-Nazi textbooks emphasized the evolution of different human races by natural selection of the fittest, and the elimination of the unfit. Diagrams of apes to humans proliferated. Eugenics was a core component of both history and geography.
-By grade 8 students were taught of the 'laws' of Larmarckism [a discredited and unscientific view of 'striving' to acquire genetic advantage]; and Darwin's natural selection, as well as their political and social implications and the origins of superior human races.
-Nazi and biologist Paul Brohmer's book 'The Teaching of Life sciences' stressed that Nazi ideology was based on the 'laws' [evolutionary] of biology.
-In 1942 the Nazi approved textbook by Jakob Graf 'Biology for middle and high school students', devoted an entire chapter to evolution and its importance to Nazi ideology. The book was an apologia for Nazi dogma on euthanasia, eugenics, superior races, and apes to man evolution.
-Nazi textbooks emphasized war, subjugation of the weak and the eternal 'natural struggle' for survival. Human races were predestined to war with each other until a 'superior' race destroyed the inferior races.
The cult of the socialist-Nazi state and Hitler's utopian statist world, was based in large part on 'science'. Evolutionary dogma and unproven conjecture was taught to the German populace as an irrefutable set of natural laws – a 'fact' of history. Sound familiar ? How many other cults of science past and present have attempted, or are now attempting to do the same ?