First, there is NO evidence that Hitler was an atheist. I find him nowhere denying the existence of god.
Second, Steven Jay Gould has put together many quotations of Hitler admitting to being a Christian:
Third, this is a good page on bogus Hitler quotes from a Ph.d in ancient history:
And, of course, Atheists have the potential to have morals. If they didn’t, then, things would be way worse in the world.
Ironically Yours, Blade and Blood
I agree, though Teflon would probably insist that atheists can have morals, they just cannot have them and remain consistent with atheism. He’d probably argue that atheists who have morals are actually living in violation of their worldview, and they simply borrow ethical capital from Christians without realizing how this conflicts with their denial of god’s existence.
The evidence indicates that one’s parental upbringing and cultural conditioning dictate what morals a person will hold. For example, babies born in extremist religions grow up to think killing people is the way to solve disagreements. Kids born to rich families tend to have rich morals, and end up making spending choices that ruin them when the money runs dry.
As such, environmental conditioning accounts sufficiently for why people feel motivated to make the moral choices that they do, which explains why atheists can have morals without god. Lord knows babies and toddlers are barbaric and selfish, so this indicates they are NOT born with “god’s laws written in their hearts”. Toddlers steal like they were programmed to steal from birth, unless they are taught differently.