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Hitler was not a true scotsman

I was surprised to see somebody write that Hitler was an atheist; I had never even thought about what he believed in, and assumed he was a Christian.

To be associated with Hitler through your believe, or lack thereof, is, of course, a bit of a disgrace and it was unsurprising, for me, to see people debate the issue.

Let's investigate the issue objectively by asking three important questions:

Is it true?Does it matter?What are the consequences?
Is it true?

Hitler was a documented Christian and a catholic. He wrote about it in his book "Mein Kampf" and there are other evidences that he was, in fact, a catholic. For instance, he was never excommunicated.

On the other hand, people claim he didn't act Christian and therefore in reality, he was an atheist. This is a 'no true Scotsman' logical fallacy.

There is, in fact, evidence he worked against the church, so the 'atheist' proponents have a certain case. At any rate, for the duration of this post, let's…