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The Christian concept of a god-the god as the patron of the sick, the god as a spinner of cobwebs, the god as a spirit-is one of the most corrupt concepts that has ever been set up in the world... In him nothingness is deified, and the will to nothingness is made holySee Sharp Press; Tuscon, AZ -from The Anti-Christ He's one of the most debated thinkers of the 19th century ...more
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Published December 1st 2005 by Cosimo Classics (first published 1888)
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Paquita Maria Sanchez
I will write a review of The will involve growing up around my eloquent and Nietzsche-obsessed brother and the resulting aversion I have to every bit of his closet Libertarian, brazenly pro-Rand philosophy, and will break down the anti-humanitarian elements of Nietzche's diatribe which bother me, hinting at the seductive quality of his dominant, persuasive writing style and how I constantly struggle against disagreeing with him since he is, to all appearances, dead serious in bre ...more
Randy Hulshizer
I first read this book when i was in high school back the the late 80's. I was not certain about my philosophical or theological viewpoints at the time, and I expected to be met with a well thought out argument against Christianity. This is not what I found. Instead, I found the rantings of an angry man who was clearly reacting against Christians and the Church (proper) and wrongly leveling his disgust against Christianity itself. His arguments were weak and ill-formed at best. Needless to say, ...more
Um, WOW!

The anti-christ is really anti-Christianity. Nietzsche talks about how Christianity is the religion of the weak, the low, the botched and the "outcast among men".

He asks the reader, "why labour together, trust one another, or concern one's self about the common welfare, when every man, because he has an "immortal soul" is as good as every other man...that insignificant bigots and the three-fouths insane may assume that the laws of nature are constantly suspended in their behalf."

He furt
Julie Rylie
I love Nietzsche jeden mal, what can I say. I love his witty, sarcastic and controvertional thoughts.

I love how he starts the book by clamming the reader has to have achieved a certain state of consciousness to be able to read him and that they need seven solitudes experience to understand him.

what is happiness? The sensation that power is growing and one resistance has been tamed (lovely)

Being Nietzsche the anti Christ himself, he puts Christianity into such a down level that it’s impossibl
Unlike many other people who have reviewed this book, I do not believe that Nietzsche was an idiot. It is extremely obvious in The Antichrist, that Nietzsche was strongly right-wing, and therefore had a strongly right-wing outlook on life. This is NOT a book for someone who is NOT right-wing themself, and also CLOSED-MINDED TOWARD OTHER WAYS OF THINKING.
Its true, Nietzsche's beliefs are not democratic. He did not believe that all men were created equal. He believed that strength was good, that
فاروق الفرشيشي
أعتقد أن العنوان الثاني أكثر بلاغة : هذا الكتاب عبارة عن لعنة فلسفية للمسيحية. كل هذا الحقد يثير الدهشة بالفعل. و لا يمكن أن أتفهمه الا لو تعرّفت على النمط الاجتماعي السائد في المانيا القرن التاسع عشر. لكن عموما ففلسفة الاحتقار النيتشوية، لم تكن المسيحية ضحيتها الوحيدة و ان كانت أشدها.

يدهشني نيتشه في هذا الكتاب بأنه كملحد لا أخلاقيّ، لا يعادي الأديان تماما، و رغم سلسلة اللعنات التي يطلقها على المسيحية في هذا الكتاب، فهو يقرّ أيضا بأهميّة الإله الذي قدمته بعض الثقافات الأخرى. المهمّ بالنسبة لنيتش
Mina Villalobos
As an atheist, I wish I had liked this better but it's too full of crazy name-calling and smug self congratulating and angry bellowing, leaving about only 1/3 of the book to explain his ideas. Which I can't say are super crazy, I mean, when it boils down to it, he says Catholicism is the anti-christ because it never understood Jesus's real message, which was to live naturally and in a sort of live-and-let-live(or die) way, and instead perverted the message and turned it into shenanigans about he ...more
كتاب جريء و شديد في انتقاده للمسيحية.
أعتقد أن الكتاب اكتسب الأهمية في وقت صدوره في اوروبا في بداية القرن العشرين,و لا شك أنه كان جريئا في طرحه و إثارته للأسئلة

يبدو الكتاب كخواطر تخلو من التدقيق و التوثيق. فيه إنصاف للإسلام و إنتقاد لمحاكم التفتيش.

إليكم بعض الفقرات التي رأيتها صادمة و مثيرة

An intense and damning work - one not to be caught reading in public where I live.

A fearsome, angry, snarl against Christianity, as it was at the time. Rails and rambles against the decadence and nihilism of Christianity, of weakness, of parasitism, of the promise of eternal life, the corruption of the Church and priesthood, and of the evils justified by religion. It is a means for which the weak can resent and dominate or refuse the strong, or the ways of the world, as he says.

As for Jesus? A m
Shradhanjali  Lama
I Give this one a 5 star based not merely on his merits of writing but because of his radical ideas. I will not, however, review the book. I am just flabbergasted at his ideas and how his psyche worked. I loved this book not just because I am an atheist but because some of the points that he makes are actually true. Oh! and the dry sarcasm that surfaces every now and then were as wonderful as his ideas.

"I dont know either the way out or the way in; I am whatever doesn't know the way out or in

In this book, Nietzsche scrutinizes the Christian religion. He uses his familiar weapons - his logic, sharp wit, and bold satire - to present a case to the reader for growing out of this old belief system. There is no doubt Nietzsche tries to provoke those sympathetic to Christianity and those readers might perhaps find his rhetoric bullying at times. And, I would be quite surprised if a fundamentalist Christian made it past the first few pages. However, this work is not a series of mean potshot ...more
Disco Biscuit
"Christianity remains to this day the greatest misfortune of humanity."

If that pissed you off, then this book IS NOT for you. However, if it has sparked your curiosity-if you have always been a bit suspicious about the fact that all religion was created by man and not God-this book IS for you. Nietzsche suggests that religion (specifically Christianity) promotes ignorance and arrogance, that "faith vetoes science" while the intellectual mind is frowned upon, and that the creators of our religiou
Soy católica y me pareció interesante este libro, hay aspectos, o mejor dicho ideas con las que no estoy de acuerdo, como ideas que si apoyo. El autor es un poco extremista en su odio, lo cual nunca es bueno, hay que encontrar un equilibrio. Lo recomiendo.
I was expecting a structured, rigorous, and objective argument against Christianity. Instead I found an anti-Semitic, sexist, elitist, emotionally garbled, and unstructured list of insults and rants degrading any religious or spiritual individual to an inherently weak, even sub-human entity. Considered by Mencken to be his magnum opus, the very death of God... personally, the only thing his work devours is his very weak arguments.
This guy wrote my favorite political-celebrity-hate-mail of all time!! (To the church)

From the beginning, he shows just how much jealous of priests he really is through lines like this
"From this time forward things were so arranged that the priest became indispensable everywhere; at all the great natural events of life, at birth, at marriage, in sickness, at death, not to say at the “sacrifice” (that is, at meal-times), the holy parasite put in his appearance, and proceeded to denaturize it—in
¿Alguna vez leyeron un libro que merecía cinco estrellas y también cero? Eso me ha pasado con El Anticristo.
Todo aquel que abra este libro tiene que tener en claro que Nietzsche es un alemán racista y elitista, que no cree en la igualdad entre los hombres y que su idea de sociedad perfecta es la de castas: una elite intelectual sustentada por una gran base de población criada para ser mediocre.
Sabiendo esto, el puntaje que le di al libro está basado en todo lo demás. Por supuesto no estoy de ac
Madalin Boboc
I liked the passion that his writing style managed to convey,I haven't read other philosophy book whit such intensity as this,it was a rush of blood from the guts to the head.
There where some really good arguments about how Christianity weakness the active and creative power in people and how the same goes for Schopenhauer's pessimism and Buddhism.Still,he regarded Buddhism above church Christianity,because Buddha talked against something real:suffering, and not an invented concept like sin,an
Nancy Ibrahim
أي شيء يعد حسنا ؟ كل ما ينمي الشعور بالقوة ، و بإرادة القوة ، و القوة نفسها داخل الإنسان . أي شيء يعد سيئا ؟ كل ما يتأتى عن الضعف .. ما هي السعادة ؟ الاحساس بأن القوة في تنام ، و أن هناك مقاومة يتم التغلب عليها .ليس الرضا بل مزيدا من القوة ، ولا السلم في كل الأحوال بل الحرب ، لا الفضيلة بل البسالة .

الحياة نفسها تعني بالنسبة لي غريزة النمو و الديمومة و تراكم الطاقات ، غريزة القوة . و حيثما كان هناك افتقار الى ارادة القوة يكون هناك تدهور.

التواضع و التبتل و العفة و الفاقة و بكلمة واحدة القداسة لم
Nicholas Pell
I actually read this a couple months ago, but I need to clear some mental cobwebs. Here goes.

Nietzsche is a bit of a cypher in my opinion. People tend to see more of themselves in him than what's actually there. What's actually there is a very open question, but if I had to say what's there for me, it can be boiled down into one word: Skepticism. Broaden it and it's skepticism of the skeptical type. Skepticism that views skepticism itself with a heavy dose of skepticism.

Could I use the word "s
Najla Hammad
كتاب آخر لنيتشه يظهر فيه ساخطاً كعادته ولكن على المسيحية هذه المرة، كلماته صارخة في رجال الدين والكنيسة.
يعتقد نيتشه أن المسيحية حرمت الأوروبيين من جني ثمار الحضارة الإسلامية في أسبانيا عندما قاموا “بالدوس على تلك الثقافة التي تخاطب الحواس والذوق أكثر مما تفعله الثقافات الرومانية واليونانية”، وأن الحروب الصليبية ما هي إلا أكبر أنواع القرصنة لسرقة المشرق الغني بثرواته.
راهب الفكر
ليس من العيب ألا تستوعب كل ما ورد في الكتاب
فالمؤلف يعتمد علي علمك المسبق ببعض من يستشهد بهم
هو يكفر بالدين المسيحي ويعتبر المؤمنين به أغبياء لا يستخدمون عقولهم ولا يتفكرون
ويرفض فكرة أن يكون المسيح فادياً للبشرية ومخلصاً لها من خطيئة آدم
ويرد الأمر كله إلي كتاب الأناجيل أنهم من أسس هذه القصص وابتكروها
وعلي سبيل المثال فهو يري أن القصة بعد موت المسييح تكون قد انتهت وبالتالي ابتكر أحدهم قصة القيام بعد الممات ليكمل الأسطورة

أما أنا -كمسلم- فأري أولاً أن المسيح لم يمت بل رفع إلي السماء معززاً مكرماً وأن
A well thought out, harsh criticism of Christianity.

"Man himself had been his(God's)greatest blunder; he had created a rival to himself; science makes men godlike -- it is all up with priests and gods when man becomes scientific!"
Jared Macdonald
Even today, such a work as this remains controversial among the opinion of the public. The title itself is a declaration of war against Christianity. What I find interesting about this is his dissection of Jesus' spirituality, and Paul's Christianity. Jesus, the man who created a unique and bizarre fusion by physically living the "kingdom of God", of severing the distinction of God and man, of life and death. The beyond to him became the now, and he "saw the light". Paul on the other hand took h ...more
Jonah Swan
Nietzsche's most incisive criticism is that Judeo-Christian morals invert the truly noble human virtues (honor, pride, beauty, and power), replacing them with diminutive human qualities such as pity, humility, meekness, and submissiveness. In Nietzsche's opinion, only a slave class would extol the virtues of humility and submissiveness and pity. Only a slave class would resent strength and power and beauty. Nietzsche believes that the values of meekness, humility, and pity constitute a resentmen ...more
Beatrice Moony
Se solo per un attimo ci lasciassimo indietro tutti i pregiudizi su Nietzsche, sul nazismo, su tutto ciò che la storia ci ha raccontato su di lui... Se solo cercassimo di contestualizzare le frasi all'interno del libro, invece che fermarci all'immediatezza e perciò indignarci, istintivamente, non sappiamo nemmeno noi perché... Comprenderemmo tutti che è su questa filosofia che si innesta il mondo in cui stiamo vivendo adesso. "Dio è morto", e questo Nietzsche l'aveva capito benissimo. Il problem ...more
Peter rock
Nietzche does say some interesting things. He also proves again and again that he has given very little study to the Christian religion he hates so much. Sorry, but when you show great ignorance of the thing you hate, I kind of start to discredit your arguments. To top it off, most of the book was a giant rant against all things Nietzche hated and seemed to be based mostly in his own personal opinions. I had expected more, Nietzche being as renowned as he is.
Jason Schneeberger
A mildly interesting book that serves as a scathing observation of the Christian faith. There are some good arguments made in this book that will make anyone contemplate what Nietzsche is saying (whether you are of faith, or an atheist), but some of what is wrote in this book comes off as nothing more than angst, bitterness and extremely juvenile at times. That is not say it isn't written well, because it most certainly is - and is also a testament to the books lasting impact - but I couldn't he ...more
"I'm Friedrich Nietzsche. I hate poor people and think weak people should die. When I go crazy my sister will have to take care of me. Blah blah blah."
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond. Central to his philosophy is the id ...more
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