- Jul 18, 2005
- Genesis Sedan 3.8
Which would make sense except for one thing - it was the French who were mostly Catholics. The Germans were (IIRC) mostly Lutherans and other Protestants who didn't pay much attention to the Catholic Church. Besides which, half the politicians in Europe from the Renaissance forward had claimed the same thing and had Church support to greater or lesser degrees.
But they were still basically Christian so the blame the Jews for killing Jesus thing still stood. Racism was rampant and quite normal for this era so it wouldn't have been a hard sell. Even Ghandi had a profound and open distaste for black people. And again, national pride very much played a part, remember how hard Hitler pushed Germany in sports such as racing, he was setting the tone, classic salesmanship