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It has been a long but good day at work today and when I got home I caught up on some the news and found that some nutty stuff is going on in conservative evangelical punditry, stuff that just makes me shake my head. So because I am tired and I have spent the day in writing, research and working with our new students and their families I am doing a timely re-run. It is an older article but so pertinent considering some of the things that are happening, I thought that this warning from history would be a good read.
Peace and blessings
“I hated the growing atheistic movement, which was fostered and promoted by the Social Democrats and the Communists. Their hostility toward the Church made me pin my hopes on Hitler for a while. I am paying for that mistake now; and not me alone, but thousands of other persons like me.” Martin Niemöller
Martin Niemöller was a war hero. He had served on U-Boats during the First World War and commanded a U-Boat in 1918 sinking a number of ships. After the war he resigned his commission in the Navy in opposition to the Weimar Republic and briefly was a commander in a local Freikorps unit. His book Vom U-Boot zur Kanzel (From U-boat to Pulpit) traced his journey from the Navy to the pastorate. He became a Pastor and as a Christian opposed what he believed to be the evils of Godless Communism and…
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