No Cross or Angels on the Trump Family Monument in Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery in Queens New York. Emphasis of course on the “all faiths” part for the Trump Family and their German roots and Fred Christ Trump Sr.’s love of the Nazis and Klu Klux Klan, I find it strange that a blank round disk at the top of that granite stone is pretty much what it seems to be – the Sun.
Curious that immigrants like the Drumpfs (Trumps) who got here half a century after my ancestors got here and who fought in the Civil War to free the slaves, that these probably originally Lutheran immigrants, should revert to pagan worship of the Sun. But hey, that is their first right amendment last I heard. This is America.
The worship of the sun by the Trumps no doubt is related to the religious pagan revivalism of the National Socialist Party in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s. That Chancellor Hitler’s Uniform cap had the Sun symbol embroidered on that cap below the German eagle and swastika.
Along with revived Pagan rituals on the Summer Solstice worshipping the Sun, the Nazis revived pagan Sun Worship as an alternative to western civilization’s Christian symbols and ethics etc.
The Nazis allowed the formation of a new religious group, the so-called Deutsche Glaubensbewegung or ‘German Faith Movement’. This was actually a coalition of paganist groups which were united largely by their reverence for the German Volk, and their hatred of the Jews. Members of this group wanted to replace elements of Christianity which they perceived as deriving from Judaism with pre-Christian Germanic beliefs. Worship of the sun was central to their doctrine and practice. They celebrated festivals based on the astronomical calendar, wearing cloaks and coarsely woven dresses, and carrying torches. The most well-known of these paganists was Erich Ludendorff, former commander of the German armies in the First World War, who, since taking part in the failed Nazi Putsch of 1923 had busied himself with producing literature attacking Jews, Freemasons, and Jesuits.