Saturday, December 3, 2016

Nietzsche and the New Ten Commandments

By E. Jeffrey Ludwig

Friedrich Nietzsche, through his created philosophical persona Zarathustra, declared, "God is dead."  Zarathustra said this to a Christian sage as he descended a mountain. The idea of descending to humankind with a great revelation is an ancient theme.  Moses in 1500 B.C. descended from Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments to reveal the moral law of Almighty God. 

Plato's philosopher-king descended into the cave to tell the inhabitants that they were mistaking shadows on the wall for true reality, which ultimately was contained in the Forms or Ideas from which all things and behavior emanated.   And then, approximately 450 years later, Christ descended from heaven to teach mercy, love, compassion, and application of the moral law by grace through His death on the Cross and resurrection........Liberals cannot abide traditional morality.  It interferes with their pursuit of the New Man...... More

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