Friday, 16 March 2012

Alfred Rosenberg’s 30-Point Church Plan for the National Reich Church.

Point 1: “The National Reich Church of Germany categorically claims the exclusive right and the exclusive power to control all the churches within the borders of the Reich; it declares these to be national churches of the German Reich”.

Point 2: “The German people must not serve the National Church. The National Church is absolutely and exclusively in the service of but one doctrine: race and nation”.
Point 3: “The field of activity of the National Church will expand to the limits of Germany’s territorial and colonial possessions”.
Point 4: “The National Church does not force any German to seek membership therein. The National Church will do everything within its power to secure the adherence of every German soul. Other churches or similar communities and unions particularly such as are under international control or management cannot and shall not be tolerated in Germany”.
Point 5: “The National Church is determined to exterminate irrevocably and by every means the strange and foreign Christian faiths imported into Germany in the ill-omened year 800”.
Point 6: “The existing churches may not be architecturally altered, as they represent the property of the German nation, German culture, and to a certain extent the historical development of the nation. As property of the German nation they are not only to be valued but to be preserved”.
Point 7: “The National Church has no scribes, pastors, chaplains, or priests, but National Reich orators are to speak in them”.
Point 8: “The National Church services are held only in the evening and not in the morning. These services are to take place on Saturdays with solemn illumination” .
Point 9: “In the National Church German men and women, German youths and girls will acknowledge God and His eternal works”.
Point 10: “The National Church irrevocably strives for complete union with the state. It must obey the state as one of its servants. As such it demands that all landed possessions of all churches and religious denominations be handed over to the state. It forbids that the future churches should secure ownership of even the smallest piece of German soil or that such be ever given back to them. Not the churches conquer and cultivate land and soil but exclusively the German nation, the German state”.
Point 11: “National Church orators may never be those who today emphasize with all tricks and cunning, verbally and in writing, the necessity of maintaining and teaching Christianity in Germany. They not only lie to themselves but also to the German nation, goaded by their love of the positions they hold and the sweet bread they eat.”
Point 12: “National Church orators hold office as government officials under civil service rules”.
Point 13: “The National Church demands immediate cessation of the publishing and dissemination of the Bible in Germany as well the publication of Sunday papers, pamphlets, publications, and books of religious nature”. Point 14: “The National Church declares that to it, and therefore to the German nation, it has been decided that Fuehrer’s Mein Kampf is the greatest of all documents. It is conscious that this book not only contains the greatest, but that it embodies the purest and truest ethics for the present and future life of our nation”.
Point 15: “The National Church has to take severe measures in order to prevent the Bible and other Christian publications being imported into Germany”. Point 16: “The National Church has made it its sacred duty to use all its energy to popularize the coeternal Mein Kampf and to let every German live and complete his life according to this book”.
Point 17: “The National Church demands that further editions of this book, whatever form they may take, be in content and pagination exactly similar to the present popular edition”.
Point 18: “The National Church will clear away from its altars all crucifixes, Bibles, and pictures of Saints”.
Point 19: “On the altars there must be nothing but Mein Kampf (to the German nation and therefore to God the most sacred book) and to the left of the altar a sword”.
Point 20: “The National Church speakers must during the National Church services propound this book to the congregation to the best of their knowledge and ability”.
Point 21: “The National Church does not acknowledge forgiveness of sins. It represents the standpoint which it will always proclaim that a sin once committed will be ruthlessly punished by the honorable and indestructible laws of nature and punishment will follow during the sinner’s lifetime”.
Point 22: “The National Church repudiates the christening of German children particularly the christening of water and the Holy Ghost”.
Point 23: “The parents of a child must take only the German oath before the altar. This oath is worded as follows: The man: “In the name of God I take this Holy oath that I (name), the father of this child, and my wife, are of proven Aryan descent. As a father I agree to bring up this child in the German spirit and as a member of the German race.” The woman: “In the name of God I take this Holy oath that I (name) bore my husband a child and that my husband is the father of this child and that I its mother am of proven Aryan descent. As a mother I swear to bring up this child in the German spirit and as a member of the German race.” The German diploma can be issued only to newly born children on the strength of the German oath”.
Point 24: “The National Church abolishes confirmation and religious education as well as the communion, the religious preparation for the communion. The educational institutions are and remain the family, the schools, the Hitler Youth, and the Union of German Girls”.
Point 25: “In order that school graduation of our German youth be given an especially solemn character, all National Churches must put themselves at the disposal of German youth. The Hitler Youth day will be on the Friday before Easter. On this day only the leaders of these organizations may speak”.
Point 26: “The marriage ceremony of German men and women will consist of taking an oath of faithfulness and placing the right hand on the sword. There will not be any unworthy kneeling in National Church ceremonies”.
 Point 27: “The National Church declares the tenth day before Whitsunday to be the national holiday of the German family”.
Point 28: “The National Church rejects the customary day of prayer and atonement. It demands that this be transferred to the holiday commemorating the laying of the foundation stone of the National Church”.
 Point 29: “The National Church will not tolerate the establishment of any new clerical religious insignia”.
Point 30: “On the day of its foundation the Christian cross must be removed from all churches, cathedrals, and chapels within the Reich and its colonies, and it must be superseded by the only unconquerable symbol of the Hakenkreuz (swastika)”.

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