Christianity’s Criminal History, 79

Below, an abridged translation from the third volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums.   Opposition to the Old Testament In the 2nd century, when Christians were still not exercising war as they would do permanently a little later, among them there were perhaps more opponents of the Old Testament than defenders. And none of…

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Kriminalgeschichte, 13

Below, abridged translation from the first volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums (Criminal History of Christianity)   ______ 卐 ______   Chapter 3: First malicious acts of Christians against Christians ‘No heretic is a Christian. But if he is not a Christian, every heretic is a devil.’ ‘Cattle for the slaughter of hell.’ —St…

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“Her little child”

Excerpted from Werner Ross’s Der ängstliche Adler – Friedrich Nietzsches Leben (1980): Carl Ludwig Nietzsche, Nietzsche’s father The boy does not remember the Röcken home dominated by women, but only the image of the father, idealized on par as it gradually fades out. The pious rural cleric remains completely safe from the uprising against Christianity,…

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Curt Paul Janz on Nietzsche, 2

Excerpted from Curt Paul Janz’s last volume of his biography, Friedrich Nietzsche. Biographie. Band 3: Die Jahre des Siechtums, Chapter “The Catastrophe”: On Sunday January 6, 1889 Jacob Burckhardt received a long letter from Nietzsche. While it is true that, from the Genealogy [On the Genealogy of Morals] at least Burckhardt had not followed Nietzsche’s…

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Dance over the abyss

If you look into an abyss, the abyss, likewise, looks into you. This self-addressed pæan of intoxicated happiness is, I know, regarded by modern physicians as a morbid euphoria, as the last pleasure in a decaying brain, as the stigma of that megalomania which is characteristic of the early stage of paralytic dementia. But Nietzsche…

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Flight into music

For many years music remained a private amusement to which Nietzsche delivered himself up in a spirit of irresponsible pleasure, with the pure delight of an amateur, a pastime altogether outside his main “mission” in life. Music flooded his being only after the philological crust had been removed, only when his erudite objectivity of outlook…

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Quotable quote

“Let’s shoot the German emperor and all anti-Semites.” —Nietzsche (letter to Overbeck, January 1889)

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