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Why the stupid so often become malignant¬†–To those arguments of our adversary against which our head feels too weak, our heart replies by throwing suspicion on the motives of his argument.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human


Front cover of "The Anti-Christ" by Friedrich Nietzsche

“If today there are persons to be found who do not know how indecent it is to be a ‘believer’ —¬†or in how far it is a symbol of decadenece — they will know it tomorrow.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ


Front cover of "The Anti-Christ" by Friedrich Nietzsche

“The ascetic makes a necessity of virtue.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ


“[B]elief removes no mountains but places mountains where there are none. A hasty walk through a madhouse enlightens sufficiently on these matters. Not to a priest to be sure: for he denies by instinct that sickness is sickness and a madhouse is a madhouse.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ

Front cover of "The Anti-Christ" by Friedrich Nietzsche

 


“People to whom their daily life appears too empty and monotonous easily grow religious; this is comprehensible and excusable, only they have no right to demand religious sentiments from those whose daily life is not empty and monotonous.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ

Front cover of "The Anti-Christ" by Friedrich Nietzsche


Front cover of "The Anti-Christ" by Friedrich Nietzsche“One must not be misled: ‘judge not,’ they say, and send everything to hell which stands in their way. In making God judge, they themselves judge; in glorifying God, they glorify themselves.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ


 

 

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“In Christianity, neither morality nor religion is in contact with any point of reality. Nothing but imaginary causes (God, soul, ego, spirit, free will–or even ‘unfree will’); nothing but imaginary effects (sin, salvation, grace, punishment, forgiveness of sin). An intercourse between imaginary beings (God, spirits, souls); an imaginary science of nature (anthropocentric, absolute lack of the concept of natural causes); an imaginary psychology (nothing but self-misunderstandings … repentance, remorse of conscience, temptations by the devil, presence of God); an imaginary teleology (the kingdom of God, the last judgment, everlasting life). This purely fictitious world is greatly to its disadvantage, distinguished from the dream world in that while the latter reflects reality, the former falsifies, depreciates, and negates it. When once the concept of ‘nature’ was devised as a concept antithetical to ‘God,’ ‘natural’ had to be the word for ‘reprehensible’; that whole fictitious world has its root in hatred of the natural …”
–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ