Christianity was seen as being fatally undermined by its Jewish roots. Jesus’ racial status was a fraught topic.
We do not want Germans to become the stooges of Bolshevism under the mantle of Christianity, so we want to help fulfill the call of the S. A. Mann of 20.2.1937:
“The de-Jewdification of the German soul must be radical!”
We want to ensure that the Jew has no influence on German life, and we will not weary of rousing Germans and hammering their consciences:
De-Jewdify the people, de-Christianize the people, be fighters for the great, mighty, and holy goal:
A Jew-free, Christian-free, proud National Socialist German people and Fatherland!
(last lines of Christianity is still Judaism)
Christianity’s widespread adoption was viewed as another example of Jewish subversion of European culture, in this case of its traditional indigenous religions. Members of the SS were encouraged to celebrate pre-Christian festivals and deities, and to commemorate marriages, births, deaths and other rites of passage with traditional folk rituals accompanied by their ceremonial objects, ancestral symbols, and music, while also incorporating Nazi ideology and protocols. The Christian churches condemned this neo-paganism, and it was a continuing source of conflict with the government. Regardless, traditional Christian antisemitism could still be exploited, and Luther’s writings in particular were frequently cited to justify the abuses being inflicted on the Jewish population.
Efforts were also made to subvert the legitimacy of Judaism as a religion:
Freemasonry, an international society opposed to racism, was detested by the Nazis who charged it with being part of a world-wide Jewish conspiracy.
A 1943 French film, Occult Forces – The mysteries of Freemasonry unveiled for the first time on the screen shows Freemasons and Jews plotting the war between France and Germany.