Is renouncement a prerequistie in the atheist's handbook of proper protocol?<quoted text>
Hitler never renounced his Catholicism and actually mentions God several times in Mein Kampf. Not to mention the Nazi soldiers, who were mostly Catholic and Lutheran, who went to war with "Gott mit uns" on their belts.
While Hitler may have professed his faith publically, his private writings said something else. He was diabolical enough to use religion as a means of control.
"National Socialism and religion cannot exist together.... The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity. Bolshevism is Christianity's illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew. The deliberate lie in the matter of religion was introduced into the world by Christianity.... Let it not be said that Christianity brought man the life of the soul, for that evolution was in the natural order of things."
A Hitler Youth marching song (Grunberger, A Social History):
"We follow not Christ, but Horst Wessel, Away with incense and Holy Water, The Church can go hang for all we care, The Swastika brings salvation on Earth."