The Third Reich also wasn't Christian
Hitler on christianity-Mein Kampf Quotesh
Such stories eventually educated me about the man and the movement which then governed Vienna’s destiny—Dr. Karl Lueger and the Christian Socialist Party. (Karl Lueger was a member of the Christian Socialist Party which was an anti-Semitic party. He was also the mayor of Vienna in 1897- 1910, which made him mayor until Hitler was almost 21 yearsold.) When I came to Vienna, I was hostile to both. In my eyes, the man and the movement were opposed to political and social change.Mein Kampf page 39
The position of its great competitor, the Christian Socialist Party, seemed to be reversed. The road it took was clever and correctly chosen, but a clear understanding of the goal was missing. In almost every matter where the Pan-German movement was lacking, the attitude of the Christian Socialist Party was right and was deliberately planned to achieve results.Mein Kampf page 78
There were two shortcomings in its method: the means they employed, and the lack of a clear goal. The anti-Semitism of the new movement was founded on a religious concept instead of a racial insight. The reason this mistake occurred was the same reason that caused the second error. If the Christian Socialist Party was to save Austria, the founders felt it must not take its stand on the race principle because they feared the State would collapse from the pressure. In the party leaders’ view, the multi-ethnic situation in Vienna made it necessary to put aside anything that divided people, and in their place, emphasize anything that united the public.
This half-hearted attempt destroyed the value of the Christian Socialist Party’s anti-Semitic attitude. It was a movement that made no pretenses to anti-Semitism, and that was worse than having no leaning towards anti-Semitism at all. The people were being lulled into a sense of security and thought they had the enemy by the ears, while in reality, they were being led around by the nose.Mein kampf page 79
The Jew, however, soon became so accustomed to this sort of anti-Semitism that he probably would have missed it more if it wasn’t there than he was bothered by its presence. Submitting to a State of mixed nationalities demanded one great sacrifice, and the upholding of German culture demanded a greater sacrifice. The party could not be “nationalistic”, and if they were, they would lose the ground under their feet in Vienna. By gently evading any question of nationalism, they hoped to save the Hapsburg State and that is what ruined the movement. At the same time, the movement lost a great source of inner strength—a strength that can fill a political party with an inner driving force for the long run. The Christian Socialist movement became a party no different from any other.