Originally posted on Start Thinking Right:
I was watching a Military History program called “No Surrender: German and Japanese Kamikazes” about the birth of the Japanese kamikaze pilots of WW2 yesterday.
If you have knowledge of the dilemma of the German generals – with a fanatic Führer screaming orders and a fanatic youth who would have lined the generals up and shot them for treason or cowardice if they’d failed to continue to wage the war – you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the exact same dilemma slapped the Japanese admirals in the face. We find that neither top military leadership could stop the war or even de-escalate the atrocities.
First let’s talk briefly about Nazi Germany. Germany was the official seat of the Protestant Revolution with Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg. But well before the end of the 19th century, Germany had strayed far from God, indeed. It had in fact become the most atheistic nation in all of Europe and in all of Christendom and in all of Western Civilization.