Something Good Must Die

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Depression is not a matter to take lightly. I am listing here a quote from one of my favorite authors again, Nietzsche, from the book Daybreak, Book 1 #.   What if we sacrificed something instead of just looking at what bad must be eliminated. We don’t like to think about this. This is the paradox of Christ, life in death. Remember the context here. Nietzsche is picking apart Christian morality. Still, it’s true, sacrifice requires the death of something good – not just a simple putting off of it.

” Cure for the depressed – Paul himself was of the opinion that a sacrifice was needed if God’s profound displeasure at the commission of sins was to be removed: and since then Christians have never ceased to discharge their dissatisfaction with themselves on to a sacrifice – whether this sacrifice be the ‘world’ or ‘history’ or ‘reason’ or the joy or peace of other people – Something good has to die for their sin”

At the deathbed of Christianity

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Quote from one of my favorite authors:

At the deathbed of Christianity – Really active people are now inwardly without Christianity, and the more moderate and reflective people of the intellectual middle class now possess only an adapted, that is to say marvellously simplified Christianity. A god who in his love arranges everything in a manner that will in the end be best for us; a god who gives to us and takes from us our virtue and our happiness, so that as a whole all is meet and feet and there is no reason for us to take life sadly, let alone to exclaim against it; in short, resignation and modest demands elevated to godhead – that is the best and most vital thing that still remains of Christianity.”

Daybreak ; Book 1  #92

Nietzsche (attacking morality)