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Friedrich Nietzsche's "The Antichrist" might be more aptly named "The Antichristian," for it is an unmitigated attack on Christianity that Nietzsche makes within the text instead of an exposition on evil or Satan as the title might suggest. In "The Antichrist," Nietzsche presents a highly controversial view of Christianity as a damaging influence upon western civilization ...more
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Published January 1st 2005 by Digireads.com (first published 1888)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Der Antichrist = The Antichrist, Friedrich Nietzsche
The Antichrist (German: Der Antichrist) is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, originally published in 1895.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوم ماه می سال 1998 میلادی
عنوان: دجال؛ نویسنده: فریدریش ویلهلم نیچه؛ مترجم: عبدالعلی دستغیب؛ تهران، آگاه، 1352، در 154 ص؛ کتابنامه دارد، موضوع: در باره مسیحیت ، ردیه ها، دفاعیه ها، از نویسندگان آلمانی قرن 19 م
عنوان: دجال - تلاش برای نقد مسیحیت؛ نویسنده: فریدریش ویلهلم نیچه؛ مترجم: سعید فییروزآبادی؛ تهران،
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Fabian
Jan 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Antichrist" begins with the writer's egotistical pledge to become immortal, and then he pretty much backs his shit up. Masterfully. He identifies his readership & reading Nietzsche is like joining a secret club that's more than a century old. Indeed, one feels like a pariah when trying to discern the 2000+ year old lie.

So, after this, perhaps THE quintessential Anti-Christian argument, the question is-- why do people still believe? I believe that they have all, as its the most obvious c
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Randy Hulshizer
Aug 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Paquita Maria Sanchez
Jun 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: truthiness
I will write a review of The Antichrist...it 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
Tifnie
Jan 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
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
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Ahmed Ibrahim
لنتفق أن نيتشه أشد حبًا للمسيح من تابعيه وإن لم يُدرك هو ذلك!

هذا الكتاب لا يقل أهمية عن هكذا تكلم زرادشت نقرأ الاثنين ونفهمهم لنستطيع فهم نيتشه جيدًا، هو بمثابة تكملة وتوضيح له.
من عنوان الكتاب الفرعي نستطيع أن نستدل عما وراءه: مقال اللعنة على المسيحية..
وفي العنوان الفرعي أهمية أكثر من العنوان الأصلي؛ ذلك لأنه بقوله اللعنة على المسيحية يُعلن سخطه على المنظومة الكنيسية واحتكارها للدين، على القساوسة الذين خصهم بالكثير من لعناته في كتبه، على بولس والمسيحية البولسية، على الأب والابن والروح القدس، ل
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Julie Rylie
I love Nietzsche jedes 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
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Araz Goran
May 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: فلسفة
يا إلهي ، يالكمية التعصب والتطرف الموجودة في هذا الكتاب، جنون أقل ما يقال عنه وبذاءة وتطرف ونسخ للحقائق وأبادة لكل ما لا يتقبله عقله المريض القابع في غضب لا أقول أنه لا مبرر له فحسب، ولكنه أيضا أنقلاب على الأخلاق والقيم ومباديء العقل والإنسانية ، نيتشه محطم الأوثان وهادم المسيحية، يصب لعناته على المسيحية وتاريخها المخزي كما يسميه أبتداءاً من الحواريين وأنتهاء للسطلة الكنسية في أوروبا، المسيحية في رأي نيتشه ماتت يوم مات المسيح على الصليب ، وعجز العقل الغربي عن أستيعاب ذلك حتى الآن، وما بقايا المس ...more
Ahmed Oraby
كان نبتشه يحمل في داخله مسيحًا أعظم، مسيحًا أفضل، مسيحًا أعرق من يسوع.
لو كان المسيح قد صلب، فنيتشه، هو الآخر قد صلب، ولكن على العكس من يسوع، الذي أحيط بالتقديس والتعظيم، لم يحظ نيتشه بشيء، على الرغم من كونه تحمّل - حيًّا -، ولكل يوم، آلام الصلب، ولكل يوم من حياته دفن حقده وغيظه، حتى مرضه ووفاته.
كان نيتشه، على الرغم من كل ما قال، يحمل شيئًا ما - غير الحقد والكره والضغينة - للمسيح يسوع المصلوب. شيئًا آخر غير الاحتقار، شيئًا لم يستطع هو حتى أن يفهمه، بله، قراؤه.
في نهاية حياته، أرسل نيتشه رسائل عدة
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Mochizuki
May 04, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
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
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Hadrian
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
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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
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Alex
Jul 24, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 its own very weak arguments.
Hafeth
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


















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
Mohamed Shady
أقرأ ل "نيتشه" وأسمع صراخه في أذني.
Tabark Khaled
Jul 19, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
ليس من العدل ان يكون نيتشه بهذا المستوى من الشهرة وهو بهذا المستوى من التعصب
وليس من العدل ان ترضى بما يقوله لكونك لست مسيحيا فقط
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

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Said Abuzeineh
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أشهد أن هذا الكتاب من أمتع ما قرأت لنيتشة وأكثره خطرا وبيانا، فهو خلاصة فهمه لدور المسيحية في الحضارة الإنسانية وما الذي جنته في صورتها المحرفة على قيم التوحش والعصبية والنبالة.
وفيه كان مصداق هاجس اعتمل في نفسي من كون نيتشه لا بد أنه قرأ عن الإسلام ولا بد أن ذكائه كان سيلفته إلى التفريق بين المسيحية والإسلام.
وهذا ما حصل فعلا في الشذرتين 59 و 60 ،، مدح للإسلام في مواجهة المسيحية من كونه يشترط "فحول رجال شرطا لوجوده" . ولكون ثقافة الموريسكيين (مسلمو الأندلس) هي ثقافة النبلاء التي تقول نعم للحياة.
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Vasilis Manias
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Σε μία κοινωνία που τω «Δόξα τω Θεώ» έχει αναχθεί σε πρότυπο επικοινωνίας μεταξύ των ανθρώπων, ένα βιβλίο με τίτλο «Ο Αντίχριστος, Ανάθεμα κατά του Χριστιανισμού» φαντάζει αντίθετο στα χρηστά ήθη από τις 6 αυτές λεξούλες και μόνο, λέξεις τοποθετημένες τόσο προβοκατόρικα ώστε άνθρωποι που θα τολμήσουν να περάσουν τα μάτια τους έστω και από τη ράχη του θα κοιτάνε αμέσως ενοχικά από την άλλη μεριά.
Και επειδή μέχρι και σήμερα δεν είχα διαβάσει ολόκληρο έργο του Νίτσε παρά αποσπάσματά του και μόνο,
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Luís C.
The book is very realistic and direct


"The Antichrist" is an insolent charge against Christianity, or more precisely against what became Christian morality at the time of Nietzsche. He accuses particularly priests of having perverted the original message of Christ to be ideal in the negation of life and leave the real world to take refuge in an imaginary and deceitful world.
The references to previous works are many, and I had the impression of being a bad student who has learned his lessons bad
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Isabel
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ivan
Ci sono pagine pesanti come pietre, ma ci sono anche pagine commosse come questa: "La pratica della vita è ciò che ha lasciato in eredità agli uomini: il suo contegno dinanzi ai giudici, agli sgherri, agli accusatori e a ogni specie di calunnia e di scherno- il suo contegno sulla croce. Egli non resiste, non difende il suo diritto, non fa un passo per allontanare da sé il punto estremo, fa anzi qualcosa di più, lo provoca... E prega, soffre, ama con loro, in coloro che gli fanno del male... Le p ...more
Valentine & Col
Friedrich Nietzsche, que ataco frontalmente la tesis idealista de la existencia de valores de validez universal que se realizan en el proceso histórico.
Muhammad Arqum
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phew!
Nietzsche shows no mercy! Nietzsche takes no prisoners! He goes all cut throat, guns blazing, shrapnel flying all bad ass against Christianity and the Christian God. Nietzsche is what the modern day junior-level atheists like Dawkins and what not want to be like but obviously can't, for they lack the "madness" Nietzsche had! Oh when that sinks in it gives you shudders.
Religion requires reformers every now and then. The world requires people like Nietzsche to pull their shit together. His a
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Omnipotent Dystopian Now
"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
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Ahmed Eid
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

نيتشه
تبًا لك


مسيح نيتشه أكثر إنسانية و أكثر حكمة و أكثر وعيًا ممن رسمه الكهنة في أذهاننا

أعتقد أني سأكتب فكرة مطولة عما يدور في ذهني و أحرقها


Dania Abutaha
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الذين سيفهمون زرادشت اولئك المولودون فيما بعد...فكره الخير في القوه و القدره اما الشر فهو في الضعف...فكر حر...يجب ان تقدم المساعده للضعفاء لكي يهلكوا !افكار قويه ضد من يمثل المسيحيه ...يرى بانحيازهم للضعيف ضعف و خيبه...عندما تكون الطاعه و العفه و الفقر و القداسه تتسبب باضرار تفوق ان تحصر و اكثر من اي رعب و رذيله...توجه قوي جدا ضد افكار العامه توجهه نحو الذات و الفردانيه...هل لديه ميل قوي للبوذيه!هناك من يلبس غطاء الخطايا و يحيا بها و يتمسك بها للبقاء...حكايا قديسين ملتبسه و مضله...هناك تزييف مؤذ ...more
Nhung Pham
Các luận điểm Nietzsche quá cực đoan và không rõ ràng, đọc cuốn này thực sự mệt. Vì để có thể hiểu đúng tất cả những quan điểm của ông về Ki-tô giáo, cần hiểu bối cảnh xã hội thời đại đó, các tác phẩm trước của ông, quyền lực của Giáo hội, Pháp điển Manu (đc so sánh vượt trội hơn Ki-tô giáo). Ngoài ra còn nền tảng luân lý Ki-tô giáo.

Bản thân mình là người Công giáo nhưng chưa cảm thấy bị thuyết phục. Nếu gạt sự quá khích trong cách hành văn của ông và ngẫm nghĩ về những điểm công kích thì có nh
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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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