Review of Ray Comfort’s on Hitler and the Holocaust
|April 26, 2012||Posted by admin under Blog, Hitler, Holocaust, Reviews|
Evangelist Ray Comfort has taken note of this problem and addressed it in his new book Hitler, God, and the Bible. The book makes a brief but helpful contribution to this debate. Comfort demonstrates Hitler’s paganism by printing in full the “Thirty Point Program for the National Reich Church”—Hitler’s plan for the unification of the Protestant churches in Germany. This program included the removal of crosses and Bibles from churches; forbade the publishing of all religious books, papers, pamphlets, and publications in Germany (including the Bible); and expressly condemned the “strange and foreign Christian faiths” that had been imported into Germany.
Comfort also touches on larger themes, including the collapse of the German churches, Hitler’s mysterious and baffling hatred of Jews, Hitler’s clever manipulation of religion to gain support and minimize opposition, the problem of evil, and parallels between the Holocaust of the Jews and the ongoing holocaust of the unborn.
I have read several of Comfort’s other books with profit. However, I did not like this book as well. One problem I had with the book was that approximately half of it was devoted to a historical overview covering Hitler’s childhood, his experiences in World War I, and his rise to power. This story has been told many times, and while it will be interesting to readers who have read little about the subject, anyone with some knowledge of these events will probably be disappointed by a superficial and hasty overview.