Nietsche on Ethics

“They have got rid of the Christian God, and now feel obliged to cling all the more firmly to Christian morality: that is English consistency…With us it is different. When one gives up Christian belief, one thereby deprives oneself of the right to Christian morality. For the latter is absolutely not self-evident…Christianity is a system, a consistently thought out and complete view of things. If one breaks out of it a fundamental idea, the belief in God, one thereby breaks the whole thing to pieces…Christian morality is a command; its origin is transcendental…it possesses truth only if God is truth – it stands or falls with the belief in God.”
Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1888

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