Letter: What is it about? Naples Daily News — David Baldner asks significant questions about compromise. He emphasizes the fact that Adolf Hitler was not a Catholic, nor even a Christian of any sort. He was an atheist. Yet the churches of Germany compromised their convictions and beliefs in order to work with Hitler's regime.
Previously Baldner wrote a letter, titled 'The face of atheism'. His conclusion:
It is not the Catholics, Protestants, Jews or Muslims that worry me; it is the new face of atheism, intent on controlling not only our education system, our media, our politics, but our families as well.
Baldner is Associate Exec Director at ESC 17 —Region 17 Education Service Center is one of twenty regional service organizations that were created by actions of the Texas Legislature and the Texas State Board of Education in 1967. Naples Daily News originates in Florida.
Personally, as a life-long Lutheran, I am deeply troubled by the compromises to the Christian faith made by so-called Lutherans and other Christians during the Nazi era. See
THE NAZI CHALLENGE TO THE GERMAN PROTESTANT CHURCH by Victoria J. Barnett.
Sadly, such an attitude of compromise continues in many Lutheran circles both inside and outside Germany to the present.