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In regards to the issues of Christianity Human Nature and Morality philosophers Fredrich Nietzsche and Thomas Hobbes express radical views that are completely in opposition to one another Hobbes philosophy is dominated by loyalty to the crown riddled with references to the Christian scriptures and centered on a belief that life is nasty brutish and short Leviathan Nietzsches philosophy is dominated by the pessimistic views of Arthur Schopenhauer and his belief that the human race is nothing more than a herd Nietzsche believes that God is inert and thus the enemy of life Anti-Nature Both Hobbes and Nietzsche look at the world in a completely different light Hobbes was a Christian who defended the bible while Nietzsche refers to Christianity as being a great curse one of stupidity in fact There is nothing we envy less than the moralistic cow and the fat happiness of the good consciencepeace of soul the Christian desideratum Anti-Nature On the topic of human nature Hobbes thought life to be the war of every man against every man Leviathan Nietzsche on the other hand took a nihilistic approach and declared that human nature is simply a euphemism for inertia cultural conditioning and what we are before we make something of ourselves Hobbes views on morality were strictly biblical straight out of Exodus Nietzsche however held morality as an impediment to the development of a new and better civilization after all how could a religion that believes in turning the other cheek proclaim any intelligence If thy eye offend thee pluck it out Anti-Nature Nietzsche believed that modern Christian civilization is demented It is a sickness that must be overcome Hobbes however declared that God when he speaks to any subject he ought to be obeyed Leviathan Throughout his life Nietzsche held the belief that Christianity has taken the side of everything weak base ill-constituted it has made an ideal out of opposition to the preservative instincts of
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