A True Hero and Martyr, Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer (RIP) was imprisoned and executed in a concentration camp a few weeks before it was liberated. He was accused of a plot to assassinate Hitler but I think he was falsely accused. He prayed for the guards that imprisoned him, I don’t believe he would’ve condoned murder.

Early the following morning, Bonhoeffer was lead to the scaffold. The camp doctor watched: “Through the half-door in one room of the huts I saw Pastor Bonhoeffer, before taking off his prison garb, kneeling on the floor praying fervently to his God. I was most deeply moved by the way this lovable man prayed, so devout and so certain that God heard his prayer. At the place of execution, he again said a short prayer and then climbed the steps of the gallows, brave and composed. His death ensued a few seconds. In the almost fifty years that I worked as a doctor, I have hardly seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God.”

https://www.plough.com/en/topics/faith/witness/last-writings-of-dietrich-bonhoeffer

Excellent video!

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He theorized that stupidity is much more dangerous than evil, because evil can be fought but stupidity can’t be stopped. I completely agree with his theory. Stupidity isn’t about intellectual abilities; it’s a socially created condition of sustained ignorance:

No matter how many facts or evidence is presented, stupidity will refuse to see truth. Stupidity is much more dangerous than malice.
Have you noticed how the brainwashed sound like commercials or mouthpieces for corporate media slogans? “It’s for your safety!”
“One ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them” ~Tolkien
How many children are being murdered or permanently injured from a mandatory bioweapon? Half the population doesn’t even realize that they’re complicit to genocide. What does this say about our society?

Bonhoeffer’s amazing and tragic story:

https://www.learnreligions.com/dietrich-bonhoeffer-4771872

I admire his humility which is nowhere to be seen in our modern world.

He wrote this beautiful poem:

“Who am I?

Who am I? They often tell me
I step from my cell
calm and cheerful and poised
like a squire from his manor.

Who am I? They often tell me
I speak with my guards
freely, friendly and clear,
as though I were the one in charge.

Who am I? They also tell me
I bear days of calamity
serenely, smiling and proud,
like one accustomed to victory.

Am I really what others say of me?
Or am I only what I know of myself?
restless, yearning, sick, like a caged bird,
struggling for life breath, as if I were being strangled,
starving for colors, for flowers, for birdsong,
thirsting for kind words, human closeness,
shaking with rage at power lust and pettiest insult,
tossed about, waiting for great things to happen,
helplessly fearing for friends so far away,
too tired and empty to pray, to think, to work,
weary and ready to take my leave of it all?

Who am I? This one or the other?
Am I this one today and tomorrow another?
Am I both at once? Before others a hypocrite,
and in my own eyes a pitiful, whimpering weakling?
Or is what remains in me like a defeated army,
Fleeing in disarray from victory already won?
Who am I? They mock me, these lonely questions of mine,
Whoever I am, Thou knowest me, O God, I am thine!

https://www.plough.com/en/topics/faith/witness/last-writings-of-dietrich-bonhoeffer
My favorite quote by Bonhoeffer ❤️🙏

Quotes by Bonhoeffer:

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    1. I don’t know who exactly or what their genetic lineage is, I don’t want to group people by their genetics but by their actions. The globalist elites are of different races and they’re all evil that’s what I focus on. Jewish people have suffered just as other ethnic groups, it’s evil to blame and scapegoat people by their lineage. I understand that you’d like to expose a particular group but I don’t know much about them. Many truthers blindly blame “the jews” and they’re either paid to do that or they’re racists. The lucifereans have many subsects, many tentacles. I just call them the elites/demons.

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  1. One of my mother’s favourite books was Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters From Prison.

    His story is particularly relevant for our times.

    There was one time I remember when a lot of people said, “All Germans must be evil because they went along with Hitler.”

    But I just refuted them with one name, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer”.

    A man who maintained his humanity when so many others were losing theirs.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and knowledge. I’m going to look for “Letters from Prison”. I’d never heard of Dietrich Bonhoeffer until I saw the video just yesterday, about the dangers of stupidity. I was going to post other unrelated videos but when I researched him further I realized he deserved an entire post. He’s amazing. Finding out about his life story and reading his poem made me cry. It would be nearly impossible to find a person of his intelligence and character nowadays. His story made me feel even more inspired to live a brave life regardless of the consequences, a spiritual life of grace and integrity.

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  2. Romans 8:36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” Bonhoeffer faced death confident in Christ. Awesome video. Sometimes the gathering of the masses can lead to more ignorance.

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    1. The Bible is so spot on with prophecy. I thought that was interesting too that people in groups vs solitary people tend to think differently, group mentality I suppose. He was a brave man, a remarkable example, very modest, he never took the glory away from God.

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      1. It really did make me think about mob mentality vs solitary people. It was even more poignant that the camp was liberated two weeks later. Truly brave.

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      2. I felt the truth of that too, groups try to agree “get along” and majority rules regardless of it’s good, but individuals have to think for themselves, won’t be as influenced by the crowd. Very tragic that the camp was liberated too late, I think he ministered to the prison guards and prisoners, gave them comfort.

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      3. Think about all these activist/social groups and there agendas and the individual opinions getting lost in the process.
        He reminds of Paul in the bible. He ministered to the guards and inmates while he was in prison.

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      4. Yes, he modeled true Christianity. Maybe he helped to save the guards and inmates, maybe that’s why he was imprisoned. He never blamed God, accepted his fate.

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  3. Bonhoeffer is inspiring and was a very courageous soul in the face of stupidity. Even if you were to give the sheeple 100% evidence, that they couldn’t dispute or fault in any way, they would still swear blind that they were right and governments and media wouldn’t dare tell them such fibs. It’s a kind of arrogance really. That arrogance combined with a lack of flexibility and critical thought is very dangerous. Once people make up their minds to be stupid, there’s no moving them.

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    1. Bonhoeffer’s story brought tears to my eyes, his poem especially. He gave up the comfort of his life to fight for what was right. I agree, stupidity backed with arrogance, that describes the situation very well. They will do the evil work of the puppeteers and not understand that they were used and lied to. Makes me think of how Jesus said, “Forgive them for they know not what they do”. Even while injured many never make the connection, they still express gratitude for the vax. Until their media says the truth they won’t ever know. I think stupidity is a lack of responsibility too (waiting for others for answers and approval), wanting desperately to belong/virtue signaling to be accepted. I’ve always been an outsider I think it protected me from this plandemic scam. Sameness/conformity is the end of being truly human.

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      1. Absolutely, it’s comforting for these people not to accept responsibility and it can be a wonderful, fuzzy warm feeling to belong, but at what price? I don’t like what Spock says in the Wrath of Khan, ‘The needs of the many outweight the few’ That’s evil. It’s borg. It’s Covid, it’s Nazi, it’s everything that’s happening now.
        Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?

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      2. So true, I think we were conditioned to think that conformity was virtuous, a form of self-sacrifice, being nice, getting along, but it’s actually communism/socialism that they’re promoting. I think the Borg/hive mind is what they want not freethinking humans. I love the example you found from the Bible, every one of us is precious, especially to God.

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  4. Group think can lead to many problems. I think I saw this the result of this on social media the past few years. People cut off people from their lives who did not agree with them politically. I think an individual who thinks independently makes better decisions is better. Do your own research.
    Come to your own conclusions. However, today many try to get people into group think. Now more than ever there is division.

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    1. I agree. Social media has made us less authentic and perpetuates division. Group think reminds me of peer pressure from childhood, it’s a closed system. Freethinkers and self-taught people learn from their own mistakes and experiences vs following others choices/paths.
      I remember when debate/respect of different opinions was still allowed, but now there’s just insult or violence without supporting their position. Some activists even scream non-stop as a way to shut down speeches/debates, (like a child’s temper tantrum). Sad how things devolved so fast in our society.

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