Happy Birthday, Creation!


 
Learned theologians, working backward through the genealogies of the Inerrant Bible, have dispositively established that the earth was created on this date in the year 4004 BC at 9:00 AM (Greenwich Mean Time).

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The Will to Power

Book One: History of European Nihilism
II: Nihilism

§109   Principle: There is an element of decay in everything that characterizes modern man: but close beside this sickness stand signs of an untested force and powerfulness of the soul. The same reasons that produce the increasing smallness of man drive the stronger and rarer individuals up to greatness.

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Quote for the day

Think about it. What would a church leadership do it the sheep stopped giving them money and stopped attending their churches? It is time that the sheep realize that they have been conned into thinking that they are dependent on the pastors. In fact, it is the other way around. The pastors are dependent on the cooperation of the sheep.

Lydia, The Wartburg Watch

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The Will to Power

Book One: History of European Nihilism
II: Nihilism

§108   So far, the Germans are nothing, but they will become something; thus they have no culture yet — thus they cannot have any culture yet. That is my proposition: let those who cannot help it take offense. — So far they are nothing: that means, they are all sorts of things. They will become something: that means, they will stop some day being all sorts of things. The latter is at bottom a mere wish, scarcely a hope; fortunately, a wish on which one can live, a matter of will, of work, of discipline, of breeding, as well as a matter of annoyance, of desire, of missing something, of discomfort, even of embitterment-in brief, we Germans desire something from ourselves that has not yet been desired from us–we desire something more!

That this “German as he is not yet” deserves something better than today’s German “Bildung”; that all who are “in the process of becoming” must be furious when they perceive some satisfaction in this area, an impertinent “retiring on one’s laurels” or “self-congratulation”: that is my second proposition on which I also have not yet changed my mind.

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The Will to Power

Book One: History of European Nihilism
II: Nihilism

§107   Estimated merely for his value for Germany and German culture, Richard Wagner remains a great question mark, perhaps a German misfortune, in any case a destiny: but what does it matter? Isn’t he very much more than merely a German event? It even seems to me that there is no place where he belongs less than Germany: nothing was prepared for him there; his whole type remains simply strange among Germans, odd, uncomprehended, incomprehensible But one is careful not to admit this to oneself: for that one is too kindly, too square, too German. “Credo quia absurdus est”: that is what the German spirit wants and also wanted in this case — and so it believes for the present whatever Wagner wanted people to believe about him. The German spirit has at all times lacked subtlety and divination in psychologicis. Today, under the high pressure of fatherlandism and self-admiration, it is visibly thickening and becoming coarser: how should it be capable of coping with the problem of Wagner!

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