The Germans were not, in either war, avatars of metaphysical evil, and the same holds for the Russians (even though they fought for a brutally evil Communist regime). It is the absolute worst of jingoism that would fail, at this distance, to note the nuances.
Neither side bears exclusive blame for the World Wars (yes, I mean both), and it is only extreme naïveté that would conclude otherwise. Simplistic explanations are seldom correct.
If you see the World Wars, first and foremost, as anything other than an unfathomably evil and unfortunate war between brothers, then I suspect we’re going to have some disagreements.
I issue a public challenge to those who oppose or decry anything I’ve written or said: Find a conflict with the Scriptures or the Confessions.
I will recant and condemn anything I’ve written or said that is shown to be false.