Dale Tuggy

Dale Tuggy is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy.


  1. Arden Eby
    April 13, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    I see that you are trying to make some (perhaps slightly comical?) analogy to Ehrman’s comments on the empty tombs. However, you have inadvertently crossed into an issue of real debate about Hitler. It is, in fact, highly unlikely that Hitler “loved” his dog or dogs in general and your arguments are, in and of themselves, partly persuasive. But there is yet more evidence. He also did had an adopted mut in the trenches during WWI. However, others of his fellow mention in their diaries and letters that he regularly beat that dog. This issue comes up in Hitler’s own account of having been saved from a direct hit from an artillery round that struck his trench. He was off beating his dog for some infraction of his rules when the shell hit, thus preserving his life. In his final days, he tested the cyanide capsules he had been given on his dog, Blondie (pictured above). IMO, Hitler was a sociopath and it is HIGHLY unlikely that he loved anything, except perhaps his mother in a semi-incestuous manner.


  2. Fr Aidan Kimel
    April 13, 2014 @ 12:02 am

    Haha! You’ve got me chuckling, Dale. Well done.


  3. John
    April 10, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    It would be most interesting to see what a ‘profiler’ could make of a man who was

    -ostensibly a dog lover

    -ostensibly a vegetarian

    -ostensibly a teetotaller

    -ostensibly enjoyed fine music.

    That man (Hitler) was of course a mass murderer!

    One has to take great care that one is not taken in by ‘spin’. -even if it is nearly 2000 years old!

    Every Blessing


  4. Alan Rhoda
    April 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am

    This is brilliant, Dale!


  5. Sean Garrigan
    April 10, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    If only you could ask the offspring of the Bouvier Des Flandre that lived in Germany during WWII what Hitler thought of dogs, then we could add another corroborating witness to the “probably not” side of the question;-)



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