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Friedrich Nietzsche: Zarathustra Hath Spoken

Updated on April 11, 2019
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Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche: Son of a Pastor

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was the son of a pastor. He launched a hateful assault on the Christian Faith, blaming Jesus for Germany’s problems: “I call Christianity the one great curse, the enormous and innermost perversion, the moral blemish of mankind, the most seductive lie that has yet existed.”

Nietzsche’s view of the cosmos denies any such thing as good and evil. The most powerful persons can impose their will on others, as per Darwin, and thus those with power can define or redefine what is approved or disapproved.

He predicted that his ideas would lead to mass murder in the twentieth century because having done away with God, morals, virtue, and fear of judgment, man would realize nothing matters except the will to power, and worldwide insanity would ensue. His main mission was to “strike a destructive blow against Christianity” so that “with the old God abolished I myself will rule the world.”

Tell me if that doesn’t sound Luciferian.

Nietzsche: The Grandfather of Psychology

Filled with satanic hatred of God, Nietzsche pronounced himself “the most terrible opponent of Christianity: the Antichrist Himself.”

Three months after making this declaration he lost his mind and spent his last eleven years certifiably insane.

Now one might think a crazy man who spent his days hating God and His Christ, who would become the most significant influence on Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, might be shunned today. Instead, our college professors tend to admire him and his work, and many consider him the grandfather of modern psychology. Get the irony there? A lunatic as the grandfather of psychology.

Adolf Hitler gazes upon the bust of his hero, Friedrich Nietzsche
Adolf Hitler gazes upon the bust of his hero, Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche: The Possessed Nihilist

He openly advocated for a world without any morality. To destroy faith in Christ, he was willing to use "violence, slavery, danger in the street and in the heart, secrecy, tempter's art and devilry of every kind; everything wicked, terrible, tyrannical, predatory, and serpentine in man."

He wanted to eradicate "mercy, kindness, pity, generosity, patience, industry, humility, and friendliness." His philosophy could hardly be more opposite of the teachings of our Lord.

Self-glorification and suicidal nihilism was Nietzsche's nirvana. He once wrote: "There is no one among the living or the dead with whom I feel the slightest affinity."

What we need to understand about Nietzsche is that he claimed to be possessed when he wrote his masterpiece Thus Spake Zarathustra: “It invaded me. One can hardly reject completely the idea that I am the mere incarnation, the mouthpiece, or medium, of some higher power.”

Nietzsche: God is Dead

Friedrich Nietzsche saw that a growing movement among the intellectuals of his day was to deny the supernatural aspects of Christianity but keep the Christian morality, to make Jesus not the Son of God but a great moral teacher. That meant that Christianity was built on historical lies, or mistakes, illusions, or hallucinations.

Nietzsche wrote: "They are rid of the Christian God and now believe all the more firmly that they must cling to the Christian morality.” But, “When one gives up the Christian faith, one pulls the right to Christian morality out from under one’s feet. Christianity is a system, a whole view of things thought out together. By breaking one main concept out of it, the faith in God, one breaks the whole. Christian morality is a command; its origin is transcendent; it has truth only if God is the truth—it stands and falls with faith in God.”

His central theme was that faith in God would be replaced by nihilism—belief in nothing. Because if there is no God, there are no facts, no absolute values or objective truth: "How much must collapse now that this faith has been undermined because built on this faith was the totality of our European morality."

He wrote, “We have abolished the world of truth, nothing is true.” Knowledge, wisdom, and virtues are nothing but illusions.

The “death of God” and “the coming of nihilism” was bound to have lethal consequences. In 1888, Nietzsche predicted that as faith in Christianity faded among the most influential men, "Europe will soon be enveloped in darkness," "I herald the coming of a tragic era," "the rising of a black tide," "There will be wars such as the world has never seen," "Thanks to me, a catastrophe is at hand," "then all the earth will writhe in convulsions," "we must prepare for a long succession of demolitions, devastations, and upheavals."

If Man is not the Image of God, there is no reason individual persons should not be used as material, as tools, as Useful Idiots, as mobs, for a group of motivated men to achieve their aims. And no reason they should not be sent to the Gulag or exterminated in Auschwitz.

Nietzsche: The Antichrist

Nietzsche wrote that he had been guided by an unseen hand to set up a deliberately anti-Christian philosophy. Instead of loving love he loved hatred, and proclaimed himself “hostile to morality.”

Tormented by the temptation to eradicate the Gospel, he admitted he was jealous of Jesus to the point of lunacy. The Spirit of Evil directed his mind. As that spirit took more and more control of him, he went insane, and his last writings are full of blasphemy and hatred.

He proclaimed “War against the Christian ideal,” to rid the world of “trustfulness, patience, love of one’s neighbor, and self-sacrifice.” “This eternal denunciation of Christianity, I will write it on all the walls so long as I find walls to blacken. I call Christianity the great scourge among all, the most shameful stain of humanity.”

His horrible end could be the same fate of Western Civilization, as his embrace of nihilism and paganism combined with anti-Christian invective are running rampant all around us.

Zarathustra the Eternal Serpent

Nietzsche wrote about "the Eternal Serpent," also called "Zarathustra," a demon that falls on him, assaults him, torments him, overwhelms him. It is from this demon that his "pen gushes forth" and creates "his testament" "a fifth Gospel" that is to abolish the four Gospels of the New Testament: "I have challenged all religions and have made a new Holy Book."

Now he has gone past criticizing Jesus to replacing Him. He is the new prophet repudiating Christ and seeking converts to a new religion.

Zarathustra despises the Crucified One above all else. A new religion is necessary to fill up the void created by killing God, "If we do not wish to fall prey again to the old idea of a Creator."

Zarathustra aspires to be that substitute, our new Redeemer. Come with me, he coos, into "Eternal Nothingness."

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    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Betty A F ~ I sure appreciate you coming by and reading this article of mine. Like you say, 'It's even more sad that colleges still hold him up as some sort of "hero."'

      Thank you for the enjoyment I received from reading your thoughtful, insightful, discerning comments. Nietzsche is the father of nihilism alright. His writings are good lesson to us all that great human intelligence can be used in the service of the Lord or in the service of the Evil One.

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      Betty A F 

      3 months ago from Florida

      Very interesting article. I've never heard of Friedrich Nietzsche until reading this, but he certainly taught much of what we hear from others today. I would say that he definitely was a Lucifarian. I've also met people who tell me that they practice "Neilism." They say that they hold no "religious," beliefs nor do they conform to the idea of morality. To me that's a very sad way of living, believing that nothing holds meaning, not even their own lives.

      It's also shocking that he knew of a coming "black tide," yet denied the only one who could save him, or anyone else from the evil he spoke of.

      Even the picture that you shared of him, he looks cold and empty.

      It's sad to think how void he was inside, and how his own life fell apart because of his replacement belief system. The bible says that:

      Jeremiah 17: 9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" It also says that as long as a person has breath, there is hope. It's sad that this man went on that way until his death. It's even more sad that colleges still hold him up as some sort of "hero."

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      James A Watkins 

      7 months ago from Chicago

      Eudora Nachand ~ Thank you so much for reading my article. I am well pleased to see it described as 'incredible' and 'amazing.' I appreciate you letting me know how you feel about it. God Bless You.

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      7 months ago from Chicago

      Paula ~ You are most welcome.

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      7 months ago from Chicago

      T ~ I appreciate the apology. All is well now.

    • Eudora Nachand profile image

      Eudora Nachand 

      8 months ago from United States

      Incredible! I can't believe that this man's writing are taught since they are clearly in opposition to the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament. I have never heard of this fella until I read this article.

      AMAZING

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      Paula 

      8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Wow, Thank you, James. I am humbled.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      My bad,

      My sincere apology, I have gotten carried away but can admit when I am doing wrong - will not happen again.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      James, this is interesting, delusions or possession?

      Delusions are false fixed beliefs that are out of touch with reality (remind you of anyone we know?) while possession is considered by psychiatry to be a delusion.

      So according to conventional psychiatry you may be suffering from delusion!

      Conclusion: I know you, if anything you are the opposite of being delusional!

      Therefore psychiatry must be delusional! Well, let’s say out of touch with reality on possession.

      :-)

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      Dave McClure ~ Thank you for checking out my piece. I enjoyed your learned, insightful, urbane remarks. I completely agree that Nietzsche came up with a "deeply flawed and harmful philosophy."

      And you are onto something there about the elites running roughshod over the average citizen, too. Hence Trump, Brexit, Salvini, Orban, Yellow Vests, and other populist movements, which I believe you are against. To me that is strange as revolting against the elites is what that is all about.

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      Paula ~ Thank you for visiting. I just love your comments. They are so fresh and show such a keen, discerning perception. Not to mention witty.

      I enjoyed reading your words: 'Daddy, the Pastor, must have been so proud of his little spooky demon, Freddy. We can assume his bumper sticker read, "My son is a Horror Student of Hades High." ... Hollywood cannot come close to creating a Horror film, more frightening, insane & outrageous as the life of Friedrich Nietzsche.'

      You are pretty awesome. :D

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      Vivian Coblentz ~ Thank you for taking the time to read my articles. I sure appreciate it, as well as your correspondence. I have half a dozen books by various authors that are not solely about Nietzsche but have chapters about him. That is where I gleaned my information. I was looking for the side of him that is not taught to kids in college. The hidden side. And from what I found, hidden with good reason (for those with nefarious purposes).

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      T ~ I guess one could say Nietzsche was 'delusional.' I tend to think he was 'possessed.' Thank you very much for reading my work and commenting.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      Well Dave, you seem to have studied Nietzsche a little too much, you have also become delusional.

      Likening corporations to “the victors in war having absolute right to enslave and abuse the vanquished because the victors were by definition 'superior'.” is a bit much, a bit delusional.

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      Dave McClure 

      8 months ago from Kyle, Scotland

      Dismissing all Nietzsche's supernatural ramblings as irrelevant except as evidence of his advancing insanity in later life, we are left with a fairly coherently stated but deeply flawed and harmful philosophy. In simplest terms, he was an elitist. He believed that the suffering of the masses, the 'lower orders' (and all women - he was an extreme misogynist) was justified if it served the purpose of an aristocracy of 'great' men. His idol on Earth was Napoleon. He believed the victors in war had absolute right to enslave and abuse the vanquished because the victors were by definition 'superior'.

      I think (but can't prove) he would have approved of the extreme inequality that we have allowed to prevail in modern society by allowing supranational corporations (and therefore their elite CEO class) to ride roughshod over the ordinary people.

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      Paula 

      8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Well now, twelve o'clock and all is "Cuckoo." the insanity and chaos has begun.

      Daddy, the Pastor, must have been so proud of his little spooky demon, Freddy. We can assume his bumper sticker read, "My son is a Horror Student of Hades High."

      The only delusion Friedrich entertained we might just contemplate for a minute, is that he had "made a new Holy Book....." as in a book rift with massive HOLES. (required reading for crazy man, mass-murderer Adolf & his nasty Nazis)

      That Nietzsche succumbed into total madness and ultimately expired while confined to a nut house, engulfed & consumed by Zarathutsra, the eternal serpent, was, without question, a foregone conclusion.

      Hollywood cannot come close to creating a Horror film, more frightening, insane & outrageous as the life of Friedrich Nietzsche.

      James....repeating myself once again. You're amazing. Peace, Paula

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      Vivian Coblentz 

      8 months ago

      Your expertise on this subject is profound. I have no idea where you find this information, but it must take some digging! It is so unsettling how someone so obviously possessed could garner such a large following. Now we know how 1/3 of the angels fell from heaven! Worse still, is we see this same satanic "force" at work in our modern Democratic Party, and they too are seducing followers despite the fact they offer nothing but total destruction.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      Gee, would you say Nietzsche was delusional?

      This is an example of just where delusional people will try to lead you...

      Beware of the delusional.

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