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Reli. Notes 42

Reli. Notes 42 - o Themes Humanity is transitional stage...

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Life in the World Neil Gillman: o “How Will It All End?” o Why are Christians more obsessed w/ afterlife compared to Jews? Jews more focused on this life Eschatology gives structure to the chaos of the universe Brackets time w/ a beginning, middle, and end Eschatology has humanity at its center o A battle between God and death “If death wins out then we should worship death” Source for hope/ desire has to be an afterlife Friedrich Nietzsche: o Very anti-Christianity o Thus Spoke Zarathustra o Focus on an afterlife distracts us from the world we live in now
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Unformatted text preview: o Themes: Humanity is transitional stage between apes and supermen The will to power: • Actualizing potential • Self improvement • Ultimate human destiny Contempt for all forms of morality which hinder the will to power (like Christianity) Eternal recurrence of time: • Lesson about way of living in present world • Everyone should strive to live each day to want to repeat that day over and over for eternity...
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