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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