The Problem with Agnosticism and Atheism…

Dinesh D'Souza @

Dinesh D’Souza @

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 1844-1900

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 1844-1900

“Nietzsche…emphatically rejects the idea that we can dispense with Christian moral rules while keeping the remaining infrastructure of Christian morality substantially intact. Get rid of God and life after death, he argues, and you must also give up the ideas of equality, human dignity, democracy, human rights, and even peace and compassion. All of these, he notes, are imports from the age of transcendence, what Nietzsche terms “shadows of God,” and none of them can long survive without the assumptions that made them tenable. The only way to go beyond God and the afterlife is to have a revaluation of values and eventually to produce a new type of human being, a kind of “overman” who is, in Nietzsche’s terms, “beyond good and evil.” But this, Nietzsche recognizes, is a very precarious and hair-raising project. Nietzsche predicts that the death of transcendence will produce a terrible moral crisis, a dissolution of ideals to the point of nihilism. In the twentieth century, he says, “we shall have upheavals… and wars the like of which have never yet been seen on earth.” Nietzsche’s analysis is rendered more plausible by the fact that it has proved so prophetic.”  ─ Life After Death, The Evidence, Copyright © 2009 by Dinesh D’Souza, Regnery Publishing, Washington DC, Page 208.

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