Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  CHRISTIANITY

The Christian faith from the beginning, is sacrifice the sacrifice of all freedom, all pride, all self-confidence of spirit, it is at the same time subjection, self-derision, and self-mutilation.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 3, the Religious Nature, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

There is perhaps nothing so admirable in Christianity and Buddhism as their art of teaching even the lowest to elevate themselves by piety to a seemingly higher order of things, and thereby to retain their satisfaction with the actual world in which they find it difficult enough to live - this very difficulty being necessary.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 3, the Religious Nature, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Not their love of humanity, but the impotence of their love, prevents the Christians of today - burning us.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 4, Maxims and Interludes, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Just look at the faces of the great Christians! They are the faces of great haters.

Daybreak, Book 4 351-422, Friedrich Nietzsche    

Christianity has a hunter’s instinct for finding out all those who by one means or another may be driven to despair –although only a part of mankind is capable of such despair. Christianity lies in wait for such as those and pursues them

Daybreak, The Broken-Hearted Ones, Friedrich Nietzsche    

However unchristian it may seem, I do not even bear any ill feeling towards myself.

Ecce Homo, Why I am So Wise, Friedrich Nietzsche    

If that glad message of your Bible were written in your faces, you would not need to demand belief in the authority of that book in such stiff-necked fashion.

Human, All-Too-Human : Miscellaneous Maxims and Opinions, 98. THEATRICALITY AND HONESTY OF UNBELIEVERS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

When on a Sunday morning we hear the old bells ring out, we ask ourselves, “Is it possible! This is done on account of a Jew crucified two thousand years ago who said he was the Son of God. The proof of such an assertion is wanting".

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 113. CHRISTIANITY AS ANTIQUITY, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

If Christianity were right, with its theories of an avenging God, of general sinfulness, of redemption, and the danger of eternal damnation, it would be a sign of weak intellect and lack of character not to become a priest, apostle or hermit, and to work only with fear and trembling for one's own salvation; it would be senseless thus to neglect eternal benefits for temporary comfort. Taking it for granted that there is belief, the commonplace Christian is a miserable figure, a man that really cannot add two and two together, and who, moreover, just because of his mental incapacity for responsibility, did not deserve to be so severely punished as Christianity has decreed.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 116. THE COMMONPLACE CHRISTIAN, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Under Christianity neither morality nor religion has any point of contact with actuality.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 15, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Buddhism is a hundred times as realistic as Christianity it is part of its living heritage that it is able to face problems objectively and coolly; it is the product of long centuries of philosophical speculation.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 20, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

What was formerly merely sickly now becomes indecent : it is indecent to be a Christian today.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 38, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The very word "Christianity" is a misunderstanding at bottom there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 39, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

For this remains as I have already pointed out the essential difference between the two religions of decadence : Buddhism promises nothing, but actually fulfils; Christianity promises everything, but fulfils nothing.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 42, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Principle of "Christian love": it insists upon being well paid in the end.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 45, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

One cannot read the New Testament without acquired admiration for whatever it abuses not to speak of the "wisdom of this world," which an impudent wind bag tries to dispose of "by the foolishness of preaching."

The AntiChrist, Chapter 46, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Christianity has taken the part of all the weak, the low, the botched; it has made an ideal out of antagonism to all the self preservative instincts of sound life; it has corrupted even the faculties of those natures that are intellectually most vigorous, by representing the highest intellectual values as sinful, as misleading, as full of temptation.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 5, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

If Islam despises Christianity, it has a thousandfold right to do so: Islam at least assumes that it is dealing with men.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 59, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Christianity, alcohol the two great means of corruption.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 60, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means are venomous enough, or secret, subterranean and small enough, I call it the one immortal blemish upon the human race.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 62, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The Christian resolve to find the world ugly and bad, has made the world ugly and bad.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 130. A Dangerous Resolution, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Buddha says: "Do not flatter your benefactor!". Let one repeat this saying in a Christian church : it immediately purifies the air of everything Christian.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 142. Frankincense, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

They would have to sing better songs for me to believe in their Saviour: his disciples would have to look more redeemed!

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Priests, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

It was Christianity, with its heartfelt resentment against life, that first made something unclean of sexuality: it threw filth on the origin, on the essential fact of our life.

Twighlight of the Idols, What I Owe to the Ancients, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Christianity is religion for the executioner.

Twighlight of the Idols, The Four Great Errors, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

But this people has deliberately made itself stupid, for nearly a millennium: nowhere have the two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity, been abused more dissolutely.

Twighlight of the Idols, What the Germans Lack, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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