Modern fascism liquidating the judeo christian worldview
The bulk of Luther’s attack concentrates on biblical exegesis and what he sees as the Jewish failure to interpret Scripture correctly.Only in section three of his treatise does Luther become really objectionable by repeating numerous medieval legends about Jewish perversity.Such claims are based on poor history and a failure to understand the complexity of National Socialism, which at its core was a new religious movement.Refuting this misleading conception of history is important for both Christians and non-Christians alike who hope to understand the depth of Nazi evil.
Technically, this claim is correct, but it overlooks the fact that in condemning the uselessness of ideologies, the Nazis embraced the idea of “Weltanschauung,” or worldview.
Cultural determinism; the reduction of all social relationships to issues of sheer power; the idea the one's identity is centered in one's ethnicity or race; the rejection of the concept of the individual -- such ideas have become academic commonplaces."The project in contemporary thought of dismantling Western civilization and critiquing 'humanistic values' (such as liberty, reason, and objective moral principles) is not new. Racism alone cannot explain the virulence of Nazi anti-Semitism. A transcendent God, who reveals a transcendent moral law, was anathema to fascists.
."The fascists aligned themselves not only against the Jews but against what the Jews contributed to Western civilization. Some advocated a syncretistic Christianity, revising the faith to make it accord with the new culture.
Later, a number of authors of Jewish descent, including Peter F.
Drucker (1909–2005), who experienced Nazism firsthand, provided a similar analysis. After World War II, a new interpretation of Nazism grew up centered on Hitler and brute force.