Christian Morality and Holocaust Revisionism

Published: 2006-02-01

Recently, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, declared that Holocaust denial is tantamount to “sacrilege” after he issued a message of solidarity to Britain's Jewish community ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.[1]

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “sacrilege” is defined as “the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object.” So, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor is saying that anyone who is a Holocaust revisionist and rejects the traditional view of the Holocaust is guilty of violating a sacred object. But is this really so?

Consider the following facts that the Institute for Historical Review pointed out about the so-called “sacred doctrine” of the Holocaust: “ At the postwar Nuremberg Tribunal, the Allies charged that the Germans exterminated four million people at Auschwitz. Until 1990, a memorial plaque at Auschwitz read: ‘Four Million People Suffered and Died Here at the Hands of the Nazi Murderers Between the Years 1940 and 1945.' During a 1979 visit to the camp, Pope John Paul II stood before this memorial and blessed the four million victims.

Is it 'Holocaust denial' to dispute these four million deaths? Not today. In July 1990, the Polish government's Auschwitz State Museum, along with Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust center, conceded that the four million figure was a gross exaggeration, and references to it were accordingly removed from the Auschwitz monument. Israeli and Polish officials announced a tentative revised toll of 1.1 million Auschwitz dead. In 1993, French Holocaust researcher Jean-Claude Pressac, in a much-discussed book about Auschwitz, estimated that altogether about 775,000 died there during the war years.”[2]

So let us get this perfectly straight. Pope John Paul II invoked the concept of God to give credence to the falsehood that four million people were murdered at Auschwitz. In essence, he treated a sacred object—the concept of God—in an injurious manner, as he used it to lend credence to a propaganda lie. I could cogently argue that it is Pope John Paul II who is guilty of sacrilege, and not those who debunk the traditional view of the Holocaust.

If Pope John Paul II had real moral integrity on this issue, he would have publicly apologized for invoking the name of God to bless a falsehood, and he would have tried to make amends for misleading his flock. He could have at least shown the moral integrity to publicly admit that the Auschwitz death toll of four million is an exaggeration by at least two million and nine hundred thousand souls!

But he never did this. Nor has any official of the Catholic Church ever publicly apologized for committing the sacrilege of invoking the name of God to lend credence to the propaganda lie that four million people were murdered at Auschwitz.

One of the most important commandments of the Christian religion is “Thou Shalt not lie.”[*] In other words, a Christian is commanded by God to tell the truth. This command applies to the Holocaust ideology just as it applies to any other historical issue.

A Christian does not find the truth about the alleged Holocaust by blinding accepting what the Zionist Establishment media tells him. For if he did, he could end up like the late Pope John Paul II, who accepted and promoted the propaganda lie that four million people were murdered at Auschwitz.

The point I am trying to make here is this. Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, who claims that questioning and rejecting the Holocaust ideology is tantamount to a sacrilege, is just as befuddled and wrong as the late Pope John Paul II was when he solemnly invoked the name of God to bless the propaganda falsehood that four million people were murdered at Auschwitz. O'Connor is not obeying the Commandments of the Christian religion—for political reasons he is prostrating himself before the power of Zion. The real Christian strives for the truth. He gives the Holocaust revisionist and traditional view of the Holocaust a fair hearing, and then attempts to determine where the truth really is.


© 1 February 2006

Editor's Note: The commandment in question is rendered in the NIV text, "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor." Ex 20:16

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Author(s): Paul Grubach
Title: Christian Morality and Holocaust Revisionism
Published: 2006-02-01
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