Saturday Quote: Friedrich Nietzsche on Morality


“When one gives up Christian belief one thereby deprives oneself of the right to Christian morality… Christianity is a system, a consistently thought out and complete view of things. If one breaks out of it a fundamental idea, the belief in God, one thereby breaks the whole thing to pieces: one has nothing of any consequence left in one’s hand… Christian morality is a command: its origin is transcendental… it possesses truth only if God is truth – it stands or falls with the belief in God.”

Reference:

Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, Expeditions of an Untimely Man, Section 5.

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One thought on “Saturday Quote: Friedrich Nietzsche on Morality”

  1. One of my favorite quotes of all time. It ought to be memorized and rubbed in the nose of every atheist who pretends to judge God and His Word. Such a person is like a child who has to sit on his father’s lap to slap him in the face.

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