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"Faith means the absolute refusal to know what is true"
on 2 October 2008
Friedrich Nietzshe's "The Anti-Christ" is another great book by one of the most understood and overlooked writers in the history of modern political thought (due to his association with a nazi dictatorship which crudely used his ideas). This book provides an intelligent insight into why people such as me do not believe in christianity and exposes the christian vision of freedom for been exactly what it is, a fraud.
"The Anti-Christ" seeks to persuade the reader not to live and enjoy the one life he/her has, rather than to limit their enjoyment to achieve the facade of "eternal salvation". Nietzsche also attackes Christianity for weakening man by instilling him with a "slave morality" and sees the solution in the form of a "superman" (which is discussed at length in Thus Spake Zarathustra) and aristocratic rule. While i don't agree with his favourance of ariscratic rule, i think his view on Man's docile nature and on modern man's laziness is devastatingly accurate when applied to today's materialist society.
I truelly enjoyed reading this book and recommed it to anyone who like me became interested by his writings after becoming an atheist or to any open-minded christians ( there are some of you) who want to discover what atheists think. It serves as a fascinating introduction to the works of a true genius,who like Machiavelli before him, has had his name sullied by misuses of his work and the connations his name holds as a result.