الخميس، 24 ديسمبر، 2015

How Christianity Cheated Us?كيف غشتنا النصرانية ؟

        Christianity has cheated us out of the harvest of ancient
culture; later it cheated us again, out of the harvest of the culture
of Islam.  The wonderful world of the Moorish culture of Spain,
really more closely related to us, more congenial to our senses and
tastes than Rome or Greece, was trampled down (I do not say by what
kind of feet).  Why?  Because it owed its origin to noble, to male
instincts, because it said Yes to life even with the rare and refined
luxuries of Moorish life.

        Later the crusaders fought something before which they might
more properly have prostrated themselves in the dust -- a culture
compared to which even our nineteenth century might well feel very
poor, very "late."  To be sure, they wanted loot; the Orient was
rich. One should not be so prejudiced.  Crusades -- high piracy,
nothing else!  The German nobility, Viking nobility at bottom, was in
its proper element here: the church knew only too well what it takes
to get the German nobility.  The German nobility, always the "Swiss
Guards" of the church, always in the service of all the bad instincts
of the church -- but well paid.  That the church should have used
German swords, German blood and courage, to wage its war unto death
against everything noble on earth!  There are many painful questions
at this point.  The German nobility is almost missing in the history
of higher culture: one guesses the reason -- Christianity, alcohol,
the two great means of corruption.

        Really there should not be any choice between Islam and
Christianity, any more than between an Arab and a Jew.  The decision
is given; nobody is free to make any further choice.  Either one is a
chandala, or one is not.  "War to the knife against Rome!  Peace and
friendship with Islam" -- thus felt, thus acted, that great free
spirit, the genius among German emperors, Frederick II.  How?  Must a
German first be a genius, a free spirit, to have decent feelings?  I
do not understand how a German could ever have Christian feelings.

(translation by W. Kaufmann, transcribed by T. Rourke. File archived
at Lord Etrigan's Nietzsche site...
http://members.aol.com/lrdetrigan/index4.html Accept no imitations!)


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