What is Worship, Really?

Nietzsche the Philosopher is much maligned or ignored, but his brilliance continues to challenge the essence of religion and faith.

“The thinking of [people] who believe in magic and miracles is bent on imposing a law on nature; and in short, religious worship is the result of this thinking. . .And these magical relationships to nature have called into being countless ceremonies; finally when the confusion of them has grown too great, one tries to order them, systematize them, so that ones thinks they are guaranteeing the favorable course of the whole process of nature. . . .The meaning of religious worship is to direct nature, and cast a spell on her to human advantage.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human (111)


And, this could be the “theme song” for this blog:

“There is not enough love and kindness in the world to permit us to give any of it away to imaginary beings.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Human All Too Human (129)


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