Hoary old chestnut

Compare and contrast:

Mary Midgely (Guardian, 30-Sep-2006): During the last century Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot found no difficulty in committing the three most monstrous crimes of all time, not only without the help of religion but in open opposition to it.

Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf, 1925): Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.

With enemies like that, who needs friends?

(He was a vegetarian too, you know. And a fervent anti-smoker. Doesn't necessarily make him a bad person, though.)

Further reading: Loads more of Hitler's religious pronouncements here and here.

By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

5 comments

  1. speaking of Midgelys....check out Laura Midgely's excellent 'anti political correctness' site. It's certainly down my lane!

  2. I'll bet they sell a lot of anti-hystermine cream at the village shop!

  3. Laura Midgley's anti-political correctness site is a load of far right propaganda that has unsurprisingly won fans in the BNP.

    It rails against straw men - urban myths like the "Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep" thing - pure invention - and completely made up story about "Winterval" as exposed here. http://www.guardian.co.uk/christmas2006/story/0,,1967367,00.html

    She's a dreadful swivel-eyed reactionary of the kind who would think that political correctness hounded Pinochet into his grave.

  4. On cruises now it seems the long tradition of "Parading" the Baked Alaska is too much of a risk to ever be done again, H&S, and on Mid-/late December cruises you are never wished "Happy Christmas" but always "Happy Holidays" , (PC) , even on Dec 25th.

    AAAgh!!!

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