That is the kind of error that one can make when one places one’s faith in assumptions or hearsay instead of doing research.

Anyone who reads a scholarly biography of Adolf Hitler — such as the one written by John Toland (1976, 1,100 pages in two volumes) — will learn that Hitler was no atheist. Toland’s sources included the national archives of the United States, Britain, France and Germany, plus interviews with the surviving members of Hitler’s inner circle and family, including his younger sister Paula.

Toland reports that the family was Roman Catholic, and that during childhood, Adolf would use the maid’s apron as clerical vestments while he delivered impassioned sermons. As a politician, his relationship with the church was complex. Early-on, it was mostly an alliance. Later, it became contentious as Hitler tried to assume the church’s power and began thinking of himself as something of a new messiah. His soldiers’ uniforms included a belt buckle inscribed “Gott Mit Uns” (God is with us), but he also sought supernatural power through occult practices. While he doesn’t seem to have been a conventional Roman Catholic, neither was he any kind of atheist. In any case, the responsibility for Adolf Hitler’s acts rests with Adolf Hitler.

Mr. Kachadourian also argues that government should favor Christianity and host Christian displays, like manger scenes, because “the vast majority of the populace (sic) in this nation are Christians.” That is exactly why the First Amendment was added to our Constitution.