Christianity main criticisms

1 – By Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friedrich Nietzsche- sexuality repression and corruption of Church

Nietzsche has many criticisms of Jesus and Christianity, even going so far as to style himself as “The Anti-Christ.” In “Human, All Too Human“, and ‘Twilight of the Idols’ for example, Nietzsche accuses the Church’ and Jesus’ teachings as being anti-natural in their treatment of passions, in particularly sexuality; “There [In the Sermon on the Mount] it is said, for example, with particular reference to sexuality: “If thy eye offend thee, pluck it out.” Fortunately, no Christian acts in accordance with this precept… the Christian who follows that advice and believes he has killed his sensuality is deceiving himself: it lives on in an uncanny vampire form and torments in repulsive disguises.”

Said Nietzsche: “I condemn Christianity; I bring against the Christian Church the most terrible of all the accusations that an accuser has ever had in his mouth. It is, to me, the greatest of all imaginable corruptions; it seeks to work the ultimate corruption, the worst possible corruption. The Christian Church has left nothing untouched by its depravity; it has turned every value into worthlessness, and every truth into a lie, and every integrity into baseness of soul.”

 

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