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The AntiChrist

Once again we see Nietzsche standing against Christianity and the pity it preaches. He says in the second aphorism of his legendary book:

“The weak and the botched shall perish: first principle of our charity. And one should help them to it.
What is more harmful than any vice?‐‐Practical sympathy for the botched and the weak‐‐Christianity..”

The second aphorism is one of the most important aphorisms of this book. It clearly states, without any satire, what is good, bad and happiness for Nietzsche. Good is the will to power, bad is weakness and happiness is the increasing of power.

He indulges into cursing Christianity for taking away the instinct of man and pushing him into self-pity. Pity rests on multiplying suffering and that is the basis for Christianity for Nietzsche. He believes that ideals of Christianity like democracy also rest on suffering and pity.

He tells us the reason for the doom of philosophy in Germany. He thinks theology is the reason Germans are bad at Philosophy and this is where you will find Nietzsche talk about different aspects of Kant’s philosophy. He critiques his theological arguments and his categorical imperative.

He compares the Christian God with the God of the Jews and speaks highly of the Jewish God. He calls the Jewish God the God of the brave who was converted to the God of the poor and weak. I am sure I am not the only one to point out that most of Nietzsche claims are just claims and nothing else. He really isn’t a man of reason because he barely uses any arguments to support his claims.
Nietzsche talks about how Christianity has poisoned philosophy, in Germany, with its claim that matter is nothing and has no purpose. Nietzsche dislikes this idealistic approach and we know that he can not shut up about it.

 

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This entry was posted on August 19, 2012 by in Book Reviews and tagged , , .
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