Does God Ever Make Mistakes? (Poll Included)

Does God Ever Make Mistakes

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Nov 21, 2017
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Hypothetically speaking, does God ever make mistakes? :unsure:

If you say not, how do you reconcile the existence of these examples?
(and these are only the worse 13; many others! :()

13. Enver Pasha

Death toll: 1.1 million to 2.5 million
Years in power: 5 (1913-1918)
Worst offense: Armenian genocide
Type of regime: Military

Cause of death: Killed in battle (according to most accounts)

12. Kim Il Sung

Death toll: 1.6 million
Years in power: 46 (1948-1994)
Worst offense: Korean War
Type of regime: Communist
Cause of death: Heart attack

11. Ho Chi Minh

Death toll: 1.7 million
Years in power: 24 (1945-1969)
Worst offense: Vietnam War
Type of regime: Communist
Cause of death: Heart failure

10. Pol Pot

Death toll: 1.7 million to 2.4 million
Years in power: 4 (1975-1979)
Worst offense: Cambodian genocide
Type of regime: Communist
Cause of death: Unconfirmed

9. Saddam Hussein

Death toll: 2 million
Years in power: 34 (1969-2003)
Worst offense: Kurdish genocide
Type of regime: Authoritarian
Cause of death: Executed

8. Yahya Khan

Death toll: 2 million to 12 million
Years in power: 2 (1969-1971)
Worst offense: Bangladesh genocide
Type of regime: Military
Cause of death: Unknown

7. Tojo Hideki

Death toll: 4 million
Years in power: 3 (1941-1944)
Worst offense: WWII civilian genocide
Type of regime: Military
Cause of death: Executed

6. Vladimir Lenin

Death toll: 4 million
Years in power: 7 (1917-1924)
Worst offense: Russian Civil War
Type of regime: Communist
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage

5. Hirohito

Death toll: 6 million
Years in power: 62 (1926-1989)
Worst offense: Nanking Massacre
Type of regime: Monarchy
Cause of death: Cancer

4. Chiang Kai-Shek

Death toll: 10 million
Years in power: 18 (1928-1949)
Worst offense: 228 Massacre
Type of regime: Military
Cause of death: Kidney failure

3. Adolf Hitler

Death toll: 17 million to 20 million
Years in power: 11 (1934-1945)
Worst offense: The Holocaust
Type of regime: Fascist
Cause of death: Suicide

2. Joseph Stalin

Death toll: 40 million to 62 million
Years in power: 12 (1941-1953)
Worst offense: Gulag camps
Type of regime: Communist
Cause of death: Heart attack

1. Mao Zedong

Death toll: 45 million to 75 million
Years in power: 34 (1943-1976)
Worst offense: Great Chinese Famine
Type of regime: Communist
Cause of death: Heart attack

https://www.thedailybeast.com/sadda...in-mao-and-more-13-deadliest-dictators-photos
 
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In his book Mein Kampf and in public speeches prior to and in the early years of his rule, he affirmed a belief in Christianity.
 
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Actually, Hitler was! :(

He believed he was righteous in all his plans/actions.

wrong-o.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_of_Adolf_Hitler

Adolf Hitler's religious beliefs have been a matter of debate; the wide consensus of historians consider him to have been irreligious and anti-Christian. In light of evidence such as his vocal rejection of the tenets of Christianity, numerous private statements to confidants denouncing Christianity as a harmful superstition, and his strenuous efforts to reduce the influence and independence of Christianity in Germany after he came to power, Hitler's major academic biographers conclude that he was irreligious and an opponent of Christianity.
 
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its pretty cool that you know more than the wide consensus of historians and major academic biographers !

Oh, so "some" historians overrule Hitler's own words. :rolleyes:

When I said he "was" a Christian, I didn't say or mean 100% of his entire life.
 
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Hitler was supportive of Christianity in public, but he was hostile to it in private. Hitler identified himself as a Christian in an April 12, 1922 speech. Hitler also identified himself as a Christian in Mein Kampf.

However, historians, including Ian Kershaw and Laurence Rees, characterize his acceptance of the term "Positive Christianity" and his involvement in religious policy as being driven by opportunism, and by a pragmatic recognition of the political importance of the Christian Churches in Germany.
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Nov 21, 2017
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"We demand freedom for all religious confessions in the state, insofar as they do not endanger its existence or conflict with the customs and moral sentiments of the Germanic race. The party as such represents the standpoint of a positive Christianity, without owing itself to a particular confession...."


- Article 20 of the program of the German Workers' Party (later named the National Socialist German Workers' Party, NSDAP)

ALSO:

I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so.

- Adolf Hitler, to General Gerhard Engel, 1941

I had excellent opportunity to intoxicate myself with the solemn splendor of the brilliant church festivals. As was only natural, the abbot seemed to me, as the village priest had once seemed to my father, the highest and most desirable ideal.

- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 1

As long as leadership from above was not lacking, the people fulfilled their duty and obligation overwhelmingly. Whether Protestant pastor or Catholic priest, both together and particularly at the first flare, there really existed in both camps but a single holy German Reich, for whose existence and future each man turned to his own heaven.

- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 3

https://www.thoughtco.com/adolf-hitler-on-christianity-quotes-248190
 
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Adolf Hitler: As a Christian, I Feel that My Lord and Savior was a Fighter
My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. ...Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. ...

- Adolf Hitler, speech on April 12, 1922

https://www.thoughtco.com/adolf-hitler-on-christianity-quotes-248190
 
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yeah the experts and historians are all aware of those quotes. yet they find that he was likely non-religious (like you ;)).
 

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