Normally, slaves never dream to be free, slaves dream to be king.
Today I came across some information that Friedrich Nietzsche poses that christianity was birthed from the minds of timid slaves (Israelites) who were too afraid to get what they wanted, so they created a philosophy that made a virtue of their cowardice. This kind of mindset didn’t let them feed into their envy and so they denied themselves the fruit of the world like positions of power, sex, intellectual mastery, and creativity. This kind of philosophy denied them what they couldn’t get in the first place, and fashioned the things they didn’t want, but happened to have.
Sexlessness = Purity
Weakness = Goodness
Submission to people one hates = Obedience
Not being able to take revenge = Forgiveness
Coming off that, I don’t think it’s entirely christianity’s fault. I think it’s how much value we put into the thought. Religion can be just as much as a form of escapism as alcohol or drugs. However, I think it can be used just as much as something to help someone push through something. I think lazy people will always be lazy, either atheist or christian. I have met christians who live mediocre lives and live in the escapism of sunday mornings and tuesday nights. Just as there are those people, there are an equal amount of base dwellers who never intend to amount to anything. I still feel indifferent about this whole topic, but it’s nice to shed light on this side of it, cheers to Nietzsche
. Topping this all off, Nietzsche and I agree, that there is good principle in christianity. It promotes a generally less violent populus, family values (although not always upheld, 50% of american marriages are divorced), and strong nationalistic values to uphold the citizens of a country. He thinks they should be replaced with the arts and culture, which in theory is good, until you see what it has unraveled to today. Ladyboys and Safespaces.
“How little do you know of happiness, you comfortable people. The secret to a fulfilled life is to live dangerously!” – Friedrich Nietzsche