24 May 2009

God a World Away, in Nietzsche, Will to Power, §1036

by Corry Shores
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God a World Away

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Will to Power

§ 1036

The world as we know it is too cruel to imply the existence of a humanitarian God. In fact, our cruel world implies an inhumane god. But some are afraid of this being true. So they cling to their notion of a humanitarian God. To do so, they must posit a humane domain that he rules. Thereby they fabricate another world which no one among us resides-in.

Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Will to Power. Ed. Walter Kaufmann. Transl Walter Kaufmann and R.J. Hollingdale. New York: Random House Vintage Books, 1967.

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