The cross of Christ and the swastika do not need to oppose each other, and must not do so, but rather they can and should stand together. One should not dominate the other, but rather each should maintain its own meaning and significance.<quoted text>
Sharkey's article references official Nuremberg investigation documents.
They are available publicly - catalogued by Rutgers University and Cornell University, and published worldwide.
But of course, your preference is quoting the madman Hitler, taking his public words as sincere, then smearing personally the writer of the NY Times article.
You could not find your ass if it had a bell on it.
Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda, noted:
"The Fuhrer is deeply religous, though completely anti-Christian. He views Christianity as a symptom of decay. Rightly so. It is a branch of the Jewish race... Both [Judaism and Christianity] have no point of contact to the animal element, and thus, in the end, they will be destroyed."
"The National Church has no scribes, pastors, chaplains or priests, but National Reich orators are to speak in them.
"The National Church demands immediate cessation of the publishing and dissemination of the Bible in Germany...'"
"On the altars there must be nothing but 'Mein Kampf'(to the German nation and therefore to God the most sacred book) and to the left of the altar a sword.
"On the day of its foundation, the Christian Cross must be removed from all churches, cathedrals and chapels...and it must be superseded by the only unconquerable symbol, the swastika."
(The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William L. Shirer, p. 240 in some editions, p. 332 in others.
What you are too stupid to recognize or too dishonest to acknowledge is that Hitler used the familiar christian rhetoric for propaganda purposes, with its obvious appeal to the population. But he deeply hated Christianity and was determined to destroy it.
This is settled history. Wise up.
The cross of Christ points toward heaven and admonishes us:
Remember that you are Christian people, carried by the eternal love of the heavenly father, free through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, sanctified by the power of God’s spirit.
The swastika, however, points to the world as a divine creation and admonishes us:
Remember that you are German, born in German territory to parents of German blood, filled with the German spirit and essence, formed according to German nature.
Both together, however, the cross of Christ and the swastika, admonish us:
Remember that you are German Christian people and should become ever more whole German Christian people, and remain so!
Hanover, Easter 1934. Gerhard Hahn, President of the Provincial Church Council (Landeskirchentag)