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Nietzsche - The Anti-Christ - Religion is a profound discontent with the actual

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013543

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche– The Anti-Christ
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. 

  • Nothing but imaginary causes – ‘God’, ‘soul’, ‘ego’, ‘spirit’, ‘free will’
  • Nothing but imaginary effects – ‘sin’, redemption’, ‘grace’, ‘punishment’, ‘forgiveness of sins’
  • An imaginary psychology – nothing but self-misunderstandings, interpretations of pleasant or unpleasant general feelings
  • An imaginary teleology – the ‘kingdom of God’, ‘the Last Judgement’, ‘eternal life’

Once the concept ‘nature’ had been devised as the concept antithetical to ‘God’, ‘natural’ had to be the word for ‘reprehensible’ – this entire fictional world has its roots in hatred of the natural – actuality! – it is the expression of a profound discontent with the actual.

The source of the experience

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

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HATE
Repression

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