WW2

A Quote by sam harris on nazi, catholicism, churh, belief, faith, jews, jew, wwii, ww2, pope, and holocaust

[REGARDING CATHOLIC CHURCH OFFICIALLY ASSISTING NAZIS IN TRACKING AND COLLECTING JEWS]
Daniel Goldhagen

... Goldhagen also reminds us that not a single German Catholic was excommunicated before, during, or after the war, “after committing crimes as great as any in human history.”  This is really an extraordinary fact.  Throughout this period, the church continued to excommunicate theologians and scholars in droves for holding unorthodox views and to proscribe books by the hundreds, and yet not a single perpetrator of genocide – of whom there were countless examples – succeeded in furrowing Pope Pius XII’s censorious brow.

sam harris

Source: The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, Pages: 103

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Hermann Goering on nuremberg, n rnberg, trial, wwii, ww2, goering, and g ring

"Why, of course, the people don't want war ... Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; [...] but the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

-Hermann Göring (Nuremberg jail cell interview with Gustave Gilbert)

Hermann Goering (1832 - 1946)

Source: Nuremberg : Infamy on Trial

Contributed by: KingMarius

A Quote by John Gillespie Magee on flight, space, flying, god, john gillespie magee, world war ii, ww2, and second world war

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew—
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

John Magee

Source: High Flight, 1941

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

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