Friedrich Nietzsche, The AntiChrist

Der Antichrist (also could be translated as The Anti-Christian).  Written in 1888 and first published in 1895.

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The instinctive hatred of reality : the consequence of an extreme susceptibility to pain and irritation so great that merely to be "touched" becomes unendurable, for every sensation is too profound.  The instinctive exclusion of all aversion, all hostility, all bounds and distances in feeling : the consequence of an extreme susceptibility to pain and irritation so great that it senses all resistance, all compulsion to resistance, as unbearable anguish ( that is to say, as harmful , as prohibited by the instinct of self preservation), and regards blessedness (joy) as possible only when it is no longer necessary to offer resistance to anybody or anything, however evil or dangerous love, as the only, as the ultimate possibility of life.  These are the two physiological realities upon and out of which the doctrine of salvation has sprung.  I call them a sublime super development of hedonism upon a thoroughly unsalubrious soil.  What stands most closely related to them, though with a large admixture of Greek vitality and nerve force, is epicureanism, the theory of salvation of paganism.  Epicurus was a typical decadent : I was the first to recognize him.  The fear of pain, even of infinitely slight pain the end of this can be nothing save a religion of love .  
 

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