Thursday, August 18, 2011

For Catholics Doubting Satan's existence

I just opened a biography of Heinrich Himmler, a baptized Catholic and eventual head of Hitler's SS during WWII. I was surprised to find the following in the leaf opening the book;

  "whoever today still doubts the real existence of demonic powers
                     has widely misunderstood the metaphysical background to this
                     war. Behind the concrete, behind material perceptions, behind all
                     factual, logical considerations stands the irrational i.e. the baffle
                     against the demon, against the emissaries of the Anti-Christ." 
                      (from a leaflet of the White Rose, Munich, February 1943)