My Response to Nietzsche’s Comment . . .

12 Nov

My friend John, who occasionally comments on my blog and, by his own admission, is not a follower of Jesus, contributed this quote. If you are a believer, how would you respond?

“If the Christian dogmas of a revengeful God, Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 7.28.30 AMuniversal sinfulness, election by divine grace and the danger of eternal damnation were true, it would be a sign of weak-mindedness and lack of character not to become a priest, apostle or hermit and, in fear and trembling, to work solely on one’s own salvation; it Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 6.45.58 PMwould be senseless to lose sight of ones eternal advantage for the sake of temporal comfort. If we may assume that these things are at any rate believed true, then the everyday Christian cuts a miserable figure; he is a man who really cannot count to three, and who precisely on account of his spiritual imbecility does not deserve to be punished so harshly as Christianity promises to punish him.”

from Nietzsche’s Human, all too Human, s.116, R.J. Hollingdale transl.


Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Nietzsche


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2 responses to “My Response to Nietzsche’s Comment . . .

  1. eileen Looby

    November 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I would let him know that he is not seeing the unspeakable love of God in comparison to his unworthiness of God’s magnificent grace.

    • john

      November 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Spoken like a true Christian !
      I am glad that YOU can SEE the “unspeakable” love of God of which every Christian speaks .
      Heaven will have a special;place reserved for you.


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