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In the third chapter of Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche discusses ideas of todays society being mainly atheistic although still religious God is no longer thought of as a father a rewarder or a judge and is no longer listening However there is still a religious spirit which has evolved beyond theism Nietzsche also speaks of how the spirit of sacrifice for religion has been refined through time at first we would sacrifice our loved ones for religion and then we moved on to sacrifice ourselves to God instead including our freedom and our strength From this the only thing left to sacrifice was God himself and we now worship nothing Nietzsches declaration of the death of God in another of his books shows the abandonment of our culture to commitment to the Christian faith which is also partly due to the fact that less leisure time makes it harder to be a true Christian Underlying these sections of the book is an idea about master morality and slave morality where those who were healthy strong and free were good and the weak and poor were seen as bad This idea was reversed when those less well off came to see those in higher positions as evil Nietzsche believes that religion has taught us to be content in weakness rather than try to become strong It seems that Nietzsche is also suggesting that those who have no power in this life will believe because of religion that they will have power in another life We have invented religion as a way of explaining our sense of being defeated in life Nietzsche here has explained and accounted for how religion has created this false order and it is clear to see that he has other ideas of what morality is without reference to Christianity Within Beyond Good and Evil and his other works Nietzsche seems to be arguing that the death of God will lead to
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