bookmark_borderHitler on Faith

“This human world of ours would be inconceivable without the practical existence of a religious belief. The great masses of a nation are not composed of philosophers. For the masses of the people, especially faith is absolutely the only basis of a moral outlook on life. The various substitutes that have been offered have not shown any results that might warrant us in thinking that they might usefully replace the existing denominations. …There may be a few hundreds of thousands of superior men who can live wisely and intelligently without depending on the general standards that prevail in everyday life, but the millions of others cannot do so. ” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 10

For more quotes from Hitler on Faith:

http://atheism.about.com/od/adolfhitlernazigermany/tp/AdolfHitlerReligiousFaith.htm?nl=1

bookmark_borderIreland

I’ve been in Ireland a week now. Interesting. The only person walking up to me to say “Jesus loves you” was an immigrant from Africa. We had a tour guide in a ruined abbey who had a great sense of humor about Catholicism. And most of the big impressive historical churches in the country belong to the Anglican Church of Ireland.

Based on this experience, I expect I’ll be pretending I’m knowledgeable about religious life in Ireland pretty soon.