Reading: The Nazis Next Door – How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitlers Men

So let me be clear, what the Germans did during World War II in my opinion is indefensible.

But one thing bothers me about the entire book. One is the vengeance thing. The Bible is littered with prohibitions on vengeance.

For example in Proverbs 20:22 it says:
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.

Go here to see more on the prohibition of vengeance in the Bible. 

That is the message I remember from when I was a Catholic. Vengeance isn’t mine to deliver. That part stuck in my morality.

It got to the point where the U.S. Justice Department started getting sloppy in their prosecutions of alleged Nazi’s in the U.S. I’m in the section where John Demjanjunk – he went through our justice system, was extradited to Israel, tried there and sentence to death. But at the eleventh hour they discovered the Demjanjunk wasn’t Ivan the Terrible but just a cog in the machine.

And in the case of others whom the Justice Department focused its attention on certain Nazis in the U.S. I think they went a bit too far in their persecution. In one case someone started using pipe bombs against those the department had targeted.

Look being a Nazi is abhorrent to me. But people do in fact change. I’ve seen it so much in my life. The zeal of the Nazi Unit in the Justice Department just irritates me.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Reading: The Nazis Next Door – How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitlers Men

  1. One thing that always bothered me about so many so-called Christians is how many of them are enthusiastically pro death penalty. But one real Christian once told me why she opposed the death penalty. According to Christian teaching God is willing to forgive if one is truly repentant. When someone is executed, it takes away any chance they might of had of perhaps one day truly repenting and getting forgiveness from God and saving them from hell. This whole “lock ’em up and throw away the key” mentality of so many of these alleged Christians is exactly the opposite of what Jesus himself taught. I’m not sure what, exactly, these people are thinking, but I do know that none of them are following the actual teachings of Jesus.

    1. Yup I know. The Christianity I learned is a far cry from what the evangelicals and other religious slime believe today. The warrior Jesus, the Prosperity Jesus etc. All twisted interpretations.

  2. The N is extremely difficult for me. I know old people who lived in London during the blitz. Bombs rained down on them. Their parents and siblings
    were killed. Forgiveness was – and never is -something on their agenda.
    JP

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