5 Crazy Facts About The Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher who really hated Christianity and morality. His philosophy has often erroneously been conflated with Nazism because his sister was kind of a dick  Nazi who wanted to revive her brother’s work after his death. By revive, I mean grossly manipulate to make it seem anti-semitic and Nazi-ish because, hey, when in Rome, right?

In 2000, Alain de Botton made a six part series on philosophy which is now available online. One episode on Nietzsche details his life and work. Little did I know Nietzsche’s life was kind of a shit show. Here are the five craziest things about Nietzsche’s life from Alain de Botton’s video.

#1 Nietzsche was a failure during his lifetime

Nietzsche had the impressive feat of becoming a professor by the age of 24. However, he was alienated by his peers and forced to retire by the age of 35. Nietzsche also wanted abandon philosophy in favor of gardening, but apparently failed at that as well. It wasn’t until after his death that Nietzche’s work began to be read widely.

#2 His mustache frightened women

Botton claims that Nietzsche was grotesquely incompetent at romance. Apparently, Nietzsche’s epic hipster mustache “scared” women at the time. And that’s probably for the better, because Nietzsche also managed to contract syphilis at a brothel while he was still in college.

nietzsche whip
Nietzsche was also allegedly in love with this woman

#3 He was sickly for most of his life

You would think a philosopher who argued for the embrace of suffering and the triumph of the over-man must be the philosophical equivalent of Chuck Norris. But it turns out, Nietzche’s philosophy is seemingly ironic when you find out he was always constantly ill and not very ubermenschy. Part of this was due, of course, to that syphilis he caught earlier. Given the Darwinian interpretation that some give to Nietzsche’s work (which many argue is wrong), this becomes a little hilarious. It would almost be as ironic as discovering conservative god-figure Ayn Rand was on government handouts. Oh wait, she was.

Of course, Botton points out that Nietzsche’s philosophy is all the more fitting for his life. For a man who suffered a lot, he learned to celebrate it.

 #4 He had a mental breakdown when he saw a horse being beaten

After seeing a horse being whipped in the streets of Turin, Italy, Nietzsche had a mental breakdown that put him in an asylum for the rest of his life.  Nietzsche is reported to have run over to the horse and held it in his arm to protect it before he collapsed to the ground. The scene was also the subject a movie by Bela Tarr (whom Jacques Ranciere wrote a book about) called The Turin Horse.

According to Botton, after the horse incident Nietzsche “returned to his boarding house, danced naked” and thought of shooting the Kaiser. Botton continues to explain that Nietzsche began to believe himself to be Jesus, Napoleon, Buddha and other historical figures. Nietzsche’s family threw him into asylum where he died 11 years later at the age of 56.

Nietzsche one year before his death

#5 He thought alcohol was as bad as Christianity

Nietzsche lumped alcohol and Christianity in the category of “shit that makes you not embrace suffering.” Nietzsche, according to Botton, doesn’t think we should “drown our sorrows”. As such, he never drank. Nietzsche, according to Botton, believed that Christianity like alcohol, “dulls pain” but also “weakens resolve to overcome the problem from which the pain has arisen.”  And if you thought that might piss off the Church, it did.  After his death, Nietzsche’s burial records written by church authorities note he was “a known antichrist” next to his name”

Watch the Alain de Botton video on Open Culture.

  • KennethMoe

    The horse thing and the syphilis thing are probably not true.

    • Tristan Haze

      Especially the latter – I hope the horse thing is true, and didn’t realize people doubted it.

      The thing about being a gardener sounds really odd… are you sure you’re not thinking of Wittgenstein’s stint as a gardener at a monastery after the War?

      It’s also not true that Nietzsche never drank alcohol.

      • Ken

        Both are true. Multiple sources support these claims; I’m serious, look it up. However, he was not kept in an asylum for the rest of his life, but was cared for by his sister until he died in 1900. As for the gardening thing, I’m not completely sure if that’s 100% accurate.

        • Tristan Haze

          Ken, Nietzsche himself writes in Ecce Homo of being able to write Latin essays as a student having had large quantities of ‘grog’ – adding that smaller amounts, by contrast, tend to make life a ‘veil of tears’ for him. Are you saying he was lying about having drunk alcohol?

          I have also read that a visitor who stayed with him was surprised at how much liquor he drank, but I do not have the source to hand.

          Numerous sources also attest to his having gotten into trouble with fellow students (gymnasium or university) for knocking off and getting tipsy. So it’s certainly not the case that he never in all his life drank alcohol. But perhaps there were periods when he could truly say, speaking of the then-current run of things, ‘I never drink’. Perhaps that ambiguity is at the bottom of our apparent disagreement.

          • Ken

            I was not saying that he didn’t drink alcohol; I was actually responding to what Kenneth said about Nietzsche’s breakdown (with the horse) and his being sick as a child. Those facts are true; that was all I was saying. I was not saying that Nietzsche never drank. Forgive me if I confused you with how I stated my words.

          • S Ray Wright

            Because he drank as a kid, he was like “I don’t drink anymore”

            Ecce Homo says your wrong

            The best cooking is that of Piedmont. Alcohol does not agree with me; one glass of wine or beer a day is enough to turn life into a valley of tears for me; in Munich live my antipodes. Admitting that I came to understand this rationally rather late, yet I had experienced it as a mere child. As a boy I believed that wine-drinking and tobacco-smoking were at first but youthful vanities, and later simply bad habits. Perhaps the wine of Naumburg was partly responsible for this harsh judgment. To believe that wine was exhilarating, I should have had to be a Christian-in other words, I should have had to believe in what, for me, is an absurdity. Strangely enough, whereas small largely diluted quantities of alcohol depressed me, great quantities made me act almost like a sailor on shore leave. Even as a boy I showed my bravado in this respect. […] Later on, towards the middle of my life, I grew more and more decisive in my opposition to spirituous drinks: 1, an opponent of vegetarianism from experience-like Richard Wagner, who reconverted in annot with sufficient earnest-ness advise all more spiritual natures to abstain absolutely from alcohol. Water answers the same purpose.”

      • peacer

        the whipped horse part is true. good nietzsche couldn’t bare seing a noble animal being beaten by an evil human and gave up on humanity and withdrew into his dream world where he was safe.

    • Charles

      They are certainly not true. Part of the legend. Once he came by chance (!) to a brothel, like scared he went to play the piano, and soon left or rather run away. He was an homosexual. No syphilis, he never had the symptoms. No horse either. It came from the novel by Dostoievsky. He was despising pity in all his books. To have pity of a horse? Good joke! The gardening thing is correct: he tried but after 2 or 3 days gave up. Too difficult for him to work with both hands. It was easier for him with one hand only: writing and onanism. He was a psychotic character from childhood. He did not get mad, he was mad. End of 1888 he went into dementia. Can’t remember about alcohol, but he was on drugs. Massive chloral hydrate for instance, when he was suffering from insomnia (that is: quite often).

  • jc

    Alcohol is indeed bad. but sometimes we also need a bit of poison in our lives to recover.

    • clc

      He did drink and party when he first attended Bon College at age 20, but decided he didn’t want that lifestyle. I’m sure he drank socially, like most do after that. As for the Syphilis story, it is actually believed to be started to discredit him. His symptoms of headaches and loss of vision for periods of time are documented to have started around age 10 and progressed to bouts of momentary paralysis. Which in historical documentation resemble TIA or mini strokes. That would make sense because in the years near his death he had more than one major stroke. All of that along with the mental changes have been shown more likely to have been brain cancer or other type tumor.

      As for his writing, it was not literal. It was made to get people thinking, to evoke emotion. “God is Dead” was not literal, the idea of an omnipresence who created everything was being replaced with Descartes Cogito Ergo Sum. Man has a mind which gives him free will to make decisions, denoting God’s will over you. Darwin was showing the possibilities of evolution not a rib taken from Adam. So science was “killing” God. His point in all of this is that the herd mentality needs something to follow, and now what were they going to do? They were breaking down beliefs that gave them answers and made them feel safe.

      He promoted individualism, he promoted passion to be who you wanted to be, and felt driven to be. His point about living with full force, even in the eyes of death, is that you cannot change things that are inevitable. You cannot change things that have already happened, no matter how terrible, and why should you let it rob you of truly living. What you can change is how you embrace what you have now, but first you have to purge yourself of what holds your soul, your desire and your nature hostage. I would even venture to say he lived more sliding full force into death than you live in life. Eugene, Anyone who possesses the ability to be the Ubermensch, would be wise to stay far from you, because you will only bring them down to your level. You enjoy chasing life, while people like me, rage full force staring into the eyes of it, not afraid to LIVE.

      • optinion

        Science has now killed free will.

        Enjoy becoming aware of your own wasted, worthless years of your amygdala trying to justify suffering post-hoc with more suffering.

        And no, that realization you’re having of genuine meaninglessness isn’t magically, tautologically valuable.

        Or that one.

        Or that.

        Or that.

        Ad infinitum.

        Again, enjoy.

        • clc

          Big words are boring when scotch taped together.

          While you philly-shally, dawn breaks as does the mind when filled with paucity.
          Now in reference to my amygdala; were you threatening me with the right 🙁 or the left :)? Not that your futile attempt to bring out a reaction in my limbic system matters. I have multiple MRIs that prove I am not wired like you,
          or you,
          or you….
          to infinity and beyond…
          Enjoy knowing that your scant attempt to reply to my post was genuinely meaninglessnesslessnessssss and magically tautological as opposed to delicious.
          Realize that *.

          • optinion

            Appearently the bridges to the ubermensch also engage in rote gainsaying and mental diversion.

            Gotta stay both obsessive and ignorant when you’re harming people for ignoring too much or too little of your own preoccupations, I guess. Especially when they hit you back, and with your own premise, no less.

            But of course, one thing that infallibilists of any variety of can’t tolerate is transcendence. You may stay in your pretend abyss until you’ve learned your lesson. It may actually sound like a ‘delicious’ pain to know that there are others doing quite well outside of it, but it’s hard to imagine that it will be anything other then negating when you realize that they’ve beaten you at even your own pursuit, more closely resembling even your imaginary rapist-king then the syphilitic rejects, thwarted narcissists and memetic child abusers you emulate.



          • clc

            One word for you “therapy” you should get it.

            I find your replies idiotic at best thus my fastening parts of your original reply to cartoon quotes.

            Anger is weakness, as my old philosophy professor would say “you are a lamb making a feeble attempt to be a lion”. And you see this simply isn’t possible, you can wear the costume, but your weakness shows through in your anger and ignorance, you are a lamb and although a lion can become weak like a lamb, vice versa can never happen- a lion you will never be, lamb.

          • optinion

            Didn’t read, still transcending, post still applies.


      • Guest

        I tell ya, who knew the Ubermensch would be so into exterminating options for himself a priori?

        • clc

          Your reply makes no sense. Who are you referring to as superhuman and how would you know of their experience or lack of? I realize that philosophy is based on guessing, but please…Next…

          • Hervey Bilodeau

            Au suivant! I love this! I just give a look to your profil…:-) Looking to your beautiful eyes, I read the following: ”You keep calm and carry on while I raise hell and change the world.” I’m calm and still waiting for your beautiful Hell…;-)

      • Hervey Bilodeau

        You are so Perfect! 🙂 Are you real? Are you really a Superior Woman?…:-)

      • Vince Gidaro

        Well said!

      • R.F.B.

        Pretty good. Yeah, I found this article a little shaky. By the way, I think, for all the bombast of Zarathustra and the ubermensch, the only point was to overcome yourself.

  • Gary M

    a 10-year-old article casts a lot of doubt on the syphilis story:


  • Hervey Bilodeau

    This is a ”strange bla-bla” related to our friend Nietzsche…:-( I’m sure that I’m not the only one who is having a strange feeling when I read this article…:-( ”Internet garbage” ou l’art de désinformer les cerveaux en mélangeant vérités et mensonges…:-(

  • Light_V_Dark

    Now, as THEN, DUDES…HOMOPHOBIA, I. Lou Men-Naughty…and THUMPERS!
    Ion Iacob https://www.facebook.com/ion.iacob.75?fref=ufi It’s all part of the Illuminati /New World Order plan for what’s coming people, be strong, be ready, take care of you and your families, friends, close loved ones, stock up on real seeds, real food, real water, ammo, weapons, real medicine, and make escape plans out of the cities, set up your areas where you’re gonna hide out and live well, get “Bug out” bags ready !!!
    http://youtu.be/-CMwphBE2oQ Well, Randy Quaid has been quite outspoken toward I. Lou Menotti, Dude. It would appear that the STAR WHACKERS have done a sincere number on Randy and his poor wife…NOTICE THE ISLAMIC HEADGEAR AND BEARD…OH, THE HORROR¿¿

    Randy Quaid Comes Out of Nowhere And Makes Bizarre,…

  • Light_V_Dark


    The higher your HOLY-IQ’S, the less likely you are to possess CONSCIENCES. OR, HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE GOOD OVER EVIL..BOO!

    Liberals, actually HEART EVIL..Liberal-Christians-Little, will die, DEFENDING YOU, AND trying to convert you¿?
    .. http://youtu.be/dcuqM1LEi5c

    Negatively, he (Dostoevsky) tried to show that if the existence of God is denied, then one is landed in complete moral relativism, so that no act, regardless how dreadful or heinous, can be condemned by the atheist. To live consistently with such a view of life is unthinkable and impossible. Hence, atheism is destructive of life and ends logically in suicide.


  • Margaret A Commonbottom VI Esq

    Let his work live on forever.

  • Mahoski

    You obviously know nothing about Nietzsche’s work.

  • shining.genji

    we don’t know that Nietzsche contracted syphilis. it’s just a theory, perhaps the best, that would explain his breakdown. but it is not proved and it can’t be proved or disproved, because he’s been dead too long.

  • red nig

    Well, we know he went insane. The syphilis sounds like a cop out, but was common enough then. It certainly give a great excuse for promoting the Herero genocide. And, of course, the over 100 million slaughtered by atheists in the 20th century. One insanity leads to the next. Good thing atheism is dying out. Sh, don’t tell the atheists. They’re certain they’re taking over. Nutty, ain’t they? 🙂

    • Tim Clark

      Not sure if you’ve noticed, but Christianity and God are dying worldwide. God will be dead within the next 100 years. Just like the 4000+ gods created by man before God was created by the Romans

      • red nig

        Not according to sociologists. At this time, atheists are forced to claim non-theists, agnostics, Nones, and even people who believe in God to boost their numbers. If you check world facts, you’ll find atheism dropped from over 4% to well under 3% in the last few decades, and is still falling rapidly.

        • Tim Clark

          I have no clue what you’re smoking but the rate of atheism has risen and continues to rise. Self-identified atheists
          comprise anywhere from 2% to 13% of the world’s population, whereas
          people without a religion comprise anywhere from 10% to 22% of the
          world’s population. You must be a delusional theist making things up as you mental patients always have

          • red nig

            According to science, something you’re not familiar with, Atheism is collapsing in the world. while rising yet in the West, nations that had lived under it tend to outlaw it when they can. Again, try science rather than urban legends and atheist sites, which are based on urban legend, and not reality.

          • Tim Clark

            It’s obvious you aren’t aware of science or reality. But Christians or any other theist have never lived in reality except before they were brainwashed with the mental illness, parasitic belief complex and mind disease known as religion. The worst one, Christianity in this case.You really need to grow up and pull your head out of your ass. Christianity and religion in general is dying more and more each day. People are finally starting to grow up. You ought to read the bile so you can grow up and be sane as well. Or are you too lazy and weak to spend time learning about the greatest evil and biggest lie of all time you mindless slaves swear is good and truth when you don’t even begin to know about it?Christians are why the world is so fucked up as history and common sense clearly show. But common sense is what Christians lack most. If they ever had any to begin with

          • red nig

            Actually, atheists are the ones psychologists try to avoid. Ted Bundy, Dalmer, and Jom Jones are not considered exceptions to atheism, but standard. Every poll about atheists in atheist society shows atheists trust their ‘friends’ about as much as one can trust a serial rapist. Less so, in fact.

          • Tim Clark

            Seriously? Well that’s a load of shit. Just seems like more Christian propaganda to me but what should I expect. Christians are the biggest liars and propagandists of all time. But it does make sense, seeing that God says he lies in the bible along with Jesus being a habitual liar

          • rednig

            Um, again, you just lost the argument. Nice, funny post and you made a fool of yourself. Please prove to be God said he lies in the Bible. You cannot, so your argument is in vain, and as Nietzsche said, atheists will destroy atheism–and you are. Keep up the good work, dude.

          • red nig

            You just described Christians as atheists. 🙂

        • Tim Clark

          So you need to actually look at facts instead of pulling them out of your ass, as you have clearly done

          • red nig

            You need to stop pretending reality is relative to the situation. My profession is delaing with facts 🙂 Psychologists tend to avoid atheists, and for good reason.

          • Tim Clark

            You need to try living in reality. Your iron age fairy tale is dying there. And psychologists are often atheist because they know about the mind disease that is religion. Would you care to provide sources for your claims? Wait, I forgot. Christians don’t do that. They just make up and pull shit out of their asses

          • red nig

            Iron age? Hm, interesting. That atheism was developed by bronze age barbarians. I do live in reality. I am studying psychology, has a number of mental health pros in the family, and all are wary, if not frightened of atheists. You live in urban legend and wishful thinking. Nietzche was correct when he said atheists would destroy atheism. What is the average atheist IQ down to now? 70 points? Try science, it works!

          • Tim Clark

            You are extremely ill informed. Tell me, if Christians are so smart then why do they have the lowest academic scores in the nation, meanwhile atheists tend to have the highest? Maybe because they live off facts instead of having to make up shit to keep a fairy tale like Christianity alive. And God is a Bronze age belief. Just the new and improved, reinvented God of the New Testament is iron age superstition created by the Romans

          • red nig

            do you have proof of that outside atheist little box of urban legends? I have an IQ of 133. Most of the fam is into medical, doctors, nurses, psychologists, teachers. we also have lawyers and officers in the military. All but one are today Christians. IQ should be based on what one should know. And, most atheists couldn’t pass a bathroom quiz today, thanks to the New Atheism. I used to be an atheist. I know, because I left it thanks to the new atheism. Atheism is a bronze age myth developed by goat-herders, not intellectuals. Note, please, that the brightest scientists today are either leaning towards Christianity or are openly Christian. Atheism dropped from 44% in the 70s in the lab, to 11% today. Science is against you. Rea the really moronic comment you made, showing why.

          • Tim Clark

            You are so sadly mistaken as well as confused. God was created during the iron ages. Example: Jesus being created at the First Council of Nicea in 325 AD. Or CE to the sane and rational. Atheism is a creation of common sense as well as intelligence. Why do you think the common Christian is so dumb? Because they lack it due to their lack of education as well as often being brainwashed as children. That’s the only way fairy tales like Christianity, Islam and Judaism(all based on the same Abrahamic holy horseshit) stay alive today. Attacking people with pure ignorance when people are young and have little common sense. But I’ve been atheist since I was at least 7 years old

        • Tim Clark

          And guess what, recent reports say that 25% of the US population is atheist. And does an idiot like you realize why that is? Because even a lot of atheists claim they are Christian to avoid social suicide. People have lost friends, family, job opportunities and more over not believing in all but certified bullshit like God. I know, my family which isn’t even religious and only Christian in name all but ostracized me over not believing in bullshit. As well as friends. Fuck the fact that people have loved me my entire life for who I am. No, most people want to hate me for not believing in the purely evil bullshit known as God. Jesus is a piece of shit too while we’re at it. But I’m not even going to waste time looking it up in the bible. Because mindless slaves like you are just bitches blindly following what you don’t begin to understand. I’ve studied that garbage over 9 years. Have you even made it past the preface? All you need to do is read to the book of Deuteronomy to know it’s bullshit. But trying to get through to mental patients like you, is pointless. So I will l leave you to your extraordinary ignorance and poorly written fairy tales. Good day

      • evod777

        David Cameron:

        “The Economist may have published the obituary of God in their Millennium issue.

        But in the past century, the proportion of people in the world who
        adhere to the four biggest religions has actually increased from around
        two-thirds to nearly three quarters…

        …and is forecast to continue rising.

        For example, it is now thought there are at least 65 million protestants
        in China and 12 million Catholics – more Christians than there are
        members of the communist party.

        Official numbers indicate China has about 20 million Muslims – almost as
        many as in Saudi Arabia – and nearly twice as many as in the whole of
        the EU.

        And by 2050, some people think China could well be both the world’s biggest Christian nation and its biggest Muslim one too.”

        • rednig

          the only thing dying is atheism, which lost more than half of it’s adherents since the 70s. It dropped from 4.4% down to below 2% today, and still falling. Hong Kong handed over to China in 1997 was a major screw up for the atheists. It meant thousands of Christians could spread the word to family trapped in mainland Asia, it meant that human rights violations by atheists would now be publicized and viewed around the world. More so, it helped show how frightened the atheists are of Muslims. Most Chinese Muslims are also attending church. by the end of the war atheists will cause (by wrecking Western Christianity), there will be few, if any atheists left. The Muslims will slaughter them. No one hates atheists more than Muslims. And they destroy the only thing that keeps Islam under control, Christianity. so much for the vaunted, and lied about, superior reasoning skills.

      • TIGGS

        People insist on conflating God and Religion, when in fact they are antithetical. Religion is man-made, ergo faulty and limited, trying to encompass and explain and understand that which is perfect and unlimited, if It is at all.

        • rednig

          Religion is made-up, but God is reality. We have too many eyewitness accounts to not make that claim.

          • Tim Clark

            Were do you think God came from? Religion. Christianity, Judaism and Islam in particular, seeing that they all share the same imaginary friend of Jacob, Issac and Abraham. That mind you, there is absolutely no evidence for except a book written by goat herders trying to explain what they didn’t know

          • rednig

            where did atheism come from? Bronze age goat-herders who had no idea what they were doing. As they also declared the earth flat, that must means atheists are flat earthers. Prove there is no god. No wonder atheism is dying out. It lost its intellectuals.

          • Tim Clark

            You just proved that you are absolutely ignorant. God said the world was flat along with Jesus saying it was flat. We also have God saying the sun revolved around the earth. And atheism isn’t dying out but has only been growing ever since Rome created God. You need to actually learn about history but you are so lazy and ignorant that you don’t even know that God is why your ancestor were enslaved. Or at least God was used to support the enslavement of Africans, Native Americans and everyone else. Seeing that God is racist, sexist, misogynistic and a plethora of other wonderful things

          • rednig

            And I’m still waiting for you to prove what you claim, not just beat your gums, infant. You can’t so the conversation devolves, as humanity has been devolving with the growth of atheism. Good news! Atheism is dying out. Disprove that, please. At least try to show you still have two living brain cells. Note, please, your ancestors broke God’s law and enslaved. My ancestors were not the ones enslaved or enslaving. Atheists and agnostics, and any nation with the growing pop of atheists will also have a growing pop of slaves. One sister, historian. 🙂

          • Tim Clark

            Oh and fucktard, where did you get that atheists thought the world was flat? Guess you pulled it out of your ass just like all the Christian lies and nonsense you believe for absolutely no reason except ignorance, being told to and being threatened if you don’t buy into that bullshit. Oh yeah and the Greeks knew the world was round by the 800s CE. So, that just proves even more how absolutely ignorant you are

          • rednig

            Yep, you just proved atheism causes a reduction in the IQ. Atheists in ancient Greece stated the world was flat. That makes it any atheist thing. Therefore, as an atheist, you’re a flat-earther. All the world knew thew earth was round but those early atheists. Man, there’s sign all over, atheism destroys brain cells. Your first line proved it.

      • rednig

        I know you’re using the little dark box of urban legend. Funny thing is, Christianity is gaining–meaning over losses–about 80,000 more per day. Meanwhile, atheism is dying, thanks to modern atheists destroying it–as Nietzsche predicted. apparently, the only ones who do not know atheism is dying are atheists, who bury their heads in the little, airless box of urban legends. apparently, your school lessens from the aforementioned box is standing you good. You’re still batting 0. Rome came to be several centuries prior to Christ, not founded by hominids. In fact, they brought their gods with them, many from Sparta. So, they did not ‘invent’ any gods at all. Atheism is predicted to completely collapse by 2050, is science is correct, and it usually is. But, shh, don’t tell a modern atheist science is a good thing, OK? they never believe it.

        • Tim Clark

          Seriously? Don’t know what planet you are living on but Christianity is dying and so is God. That myth will be dead most likely within the next 100 years
          . This is why the intelligent and rational don’t favor theists. Because they only make up lies and bullshit rationalizations as you just did. So if you want to pedal your lies to someone? Go find another idiot such as yourself. I live in reality, not your world of pretend

          • rednig

            I live in reality, not the box of urban legends. Prove atheism is rising. You live in a make-believe world where only tim clark means anything. No wonder people hate atheists, even those who are atheists. You believe truth is relative to the situation, therefore, according to psychologists, you must believe the same about reality.

          • Tim Clark

            You’re a pretty funny guy. Telling me I live in a world of make believe yet the world you live in the iron age myth of Christianity has nothing but myths and legends to support it. That and a chopped and screwed version of history. And tell me, why is it the biggest copycat religion of all time? Plagiarizing a shitload of fairy tales that came long before it like Sumer, Hellenism, Paganism, Norse mythology, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Ancient Egyptian religion and many more. And the holy book of horseshit has been edited, rewritten and mostly banished. So much for not changing the word of God. It’s been changed after it was created 100s of times all throughout history. Try to stop being a bitch just blindly following bullshit because it was beaten into your ancestors and actually learn about the garbage you believe. I’ve been learning about it over the last 9 years. While you seem to be lucky to have even opened the holy bible. You’re just mad because atheists know more about your own belief when you know nothing about it except what holy child molesters and con men have brainwashed you with. And speaking of pedophiles? Both of your imaginary friends God and Jesus are pedophiles. The book of Numbers clearly shows that God ordered, condoned and personally committed pedophilia. Then you always have the rape of Mary. But I’ll stop there seeing you’re just a bitch going along with the crowd instead of investigating it yourself

          • rednig

            Wow, Christianity made it all the way to the Iron Age! Man, geez, but what happened to the Bronze Age goat herders? Oh, yeah, they were atheists. Wow, I guess you can’t understand, Abraham was a Sumerian. Tap your head with a rock and break some cells loose moldy mess. Abraham, father of Israel and therefore Christianity. Was. A Sumerian. Of. The. Chaldeans. Did I say that slowly enough for your to grasp it? The culture goes back beyond the founding of Babylon. Did you get that? Atheism has never been proved. The Norse culture came out of Asia barely 2,000 years ago, some 3,000 years AFTER the Sumerian culture.

            I can’t be a bitch, but I’m the son of one. Yes,. Mother and female wolf are the same word in my language. But, none of us believe in the blind faith of the box of urban legends, as new atheists do. News flash: The Hebrews were black, most black Africans say they’re of the ten lost tribes, and some have written proof and, as time goes on, most also can prove it by genetics. Is that why atheist prefer black slaves? Noper, diaper doper, the founder of NAMBLA was an atheist, Fr. Hay. Atheism and pedophilia go hand in hand, with atheist leaders stating they see nothing wrong with it. Or rape. That makes new atheists the perverts.

          • Tim Clark

            My fucking word could you get any more ignorant? So I guess God doesn’t order and condone pedophilia in the book of Numbers along with implying that he is one. True, pedophilia existed long before the ignorant created your make believe monster in the sky God but Christianity promotes it. Why do you think your holy con men and child molesters are mostly known as pedophiles? Do I need to get you the verses or are you sensible enough to find it on your own. See, Christian garbage like you is always trying to push the fucked up things about God, Christianity and Christians off onto the sane. And that’s one of the things if not the thing I hate most about Christians. You can’t stop lying and you have to lie to yourself and others for your bullshit belief to survive.

          • rednig

            Excuse me, I know that modern atheism is struggling to get out of the 19th century, but please, when was Number written? Have you any clue what you just claimed of yourself? You’re 4,000 years behind the times, not 15 centuries. Again, you hint at being a pedophile. New atheism is like that, if it feels good, do it! no matter how many you have to rape and torture to do it. Is there any religion lower than new atheism? 110 million slaughtered and many millions more enslaved and raped by you, and in only 89 years. Yes, it is true, new atheism causes a frightening reduction in IQ. Your post show that. And, I have science backing me. All you have is blind faith in the little dark box of urban legends.

          • Tim Clark

            Urban legends and atheists are pedophiles? Sorry but as history clearly shows that is Christianity and Islam you are talking about. Just because you are well spoken does not mean you are knowledgeable or educated. If you’d like, please provide the peer reviewed sources for your claims. I on the other hand, need not even look for sources for it is common knowledge the superstitious and delusional love to lie about and avoid. I mean even your imaginary friends are pathological liars in your own holy book of horseshit. And that’s pretty much discredits anything the superstitious say when who they are listening to admits to being a liar. And again, atheism is not dying but growing each day. You just love pulling numbers out of your ass with absolutely nothing to back it. 110 million slaughtered by atheists? And who exactly are you talking about? Forget Hitler, he was Roman Catholic. And forget Mao Zedong, he was Tao. Stalin was the only atheist of the 3 worst mass murderers of all time and he didn’t kill in the name of his belief or imaginary friend as you sick, lowly and “evil” theists do. Stalin killed for political reasons, not because he didn’t believe in bullshit as you and 3 billion others believe in your brand of bullshit. 3 billion believe in middle eastern version of Christian bullshit, explaining why much of it is the same. But anyway, you are nothing more than a waste of time even talking to. So until you can actually provide credible sources to back your claims? Move on to someone who is as ignorant and conniving as you are. Because you theists are full of shit, just as your imaginary friends profess to be as well as your “holy” and pedophilic con men have always been

          • rednig

            Sorry, but no you may not victimize me J Sorry, but reality-based history shows I’m making a good living with facts. Urban legend shows us that atheists are not reality-based, but based in narcissism. BTW, that’s science, so I understand you’d not have a clue about it. Most of you Nazis do not.

            Ah, now I see, you think you own me. Sorry, but I do not tolerate naughty infants. You need Mommy to make the cocoa just right, no? Ands she didn’t, so you shrieked and beat your head on the floor. No, you provide ME with proof. Peer reviewed will do, though anything can be reviewed, whether or not it’s factual. Yes, I do know. I make a living from facts, not atheist urban legends.

            Hitler was a catholic? When did that happen? He stated IF he believed in a god, he would be Muslim. He also said, man’s only god is the earth. Again, urban legend has let up down and made you look like a fool. Hitler was definitely an atheist. He was a staunch believer in the blind faith of evolution, alien lifeforms, the green movement.

            Mao was an atheist. Buddhists can be atheistic or worshipers. Again, one of yours.

            Stalin started out studying for the priesthood, then went atheist. None of these mentioned had anything close to a religion. They were all atheists. Just because we saw Bill Clinton carrying Bible, now you must think he’s the pope J

            Nah, I stopped acting like an idiot–looking for victims as you are–when I lefty the creepy weirdness of atheism. I walked away from your infantile lack of maturity and narcissism into a broad, wide world. No more little dark box of urban legends to hide. No more creepy people trying to mock me for my race and so on. Only atheists stumbling around while destroying their IQ. You do know, science is against atheism. That’s called reality.

          • Tim Clark

            Oh and then we have Jesus being a pedophile. Along with all the other fucked up things he did in the bible. So Jesus is perfect? Far from it. I can get into that too since you’re so dishonest and ignorant, if you like. But I have better things to do so it may be a while before I get around to your selectively ignorant ass

          • rednig

            but, pedophilia is a horrible sin. In fact, only those with no faith in God would do it. Like the atheist, Hay, who founded NAMBLA. And then there’s Dawkins, who supports it. So far, all you proved is you’re creepy and a narcissist. And quite likely a a pedophile, if not worse.

          • Tim Clark

            OK, it’s official. You just made it clear that you are just another beyond ignorant Christian, just pulling shit out of your ass. Did you forget that God ordered, condoned and personally committed pedophilia. Pretty sure I’ve already given you the verses that show this but when someone like you are beaten and you don’t have a leg to stand on? You’ll just continue to make shit up. So I’m done with you kid. As I said before, move on to someone who is as ignorant as you are.

          • rednig

            Oh, dear, another atheist who’s web-browser challenged. Honest, it’s very simple–Just put Hay NAMBLA in the little box and look for it. Then put in atheist pedophilia. You do not have to live with this mental horror, being web-browser challenged. And, best look up what the word ignorant means.

            No, you’re reading the wrong scripture. We do not use atheist/pagan Greek scripture. Only BIBLE scripture. Pedophiles are castrated under Biblical law. Under atheism, it’s encouraged.

            I’m hardly a kid, but an elder in my longhouse. We do not tolerate fools well, but I am being patient with you, infant. When I was an atheist, I would have bloodied you and laughed and mocked, but not been patient. You really need to get a life. How can you live like you do, in hate? Looking for victims as you do must be a terrible burden.

      • evod777

        “100 years from my death, there will not be a single Bible left in the world, except maybe in a museum’s glass-cased display for curious visitors.”
        – Voltaire

        Only 50 years after his death and passage to oblivion, his chateau in France was converted into a Bible publishing house by the Geneva Bible Society. They used his press.

        The puny little twat!!!

        • Tim Clark

          And how long was that, around 250 years ago? God has died more and more since then and continues to each day that passes. And why was he a puny little twat? When you look at all the horrible things that Christianity and religion in general has done to mankind? Religion is what deserves to be insulted. You’ll only know this if you begin to look at Christian history and religious history in general instead of being satisfied with playing pretend and thinking you’re better than other people just because you choose to be ignorant and just go with the flow. Just look at all the lies of God and Jesus, or rather man since ,am created them and all other deities that people choose to ignore. For example, the world is not flat as God and Jesus said it was nor does the sun revolve around the Earth as God said it did. See why con men say ignorance is bliss? It’s so much easier to manipulate and control people when they are so simple minded and do not think for themselves that believers in God like Christians and Muslims fail to do

          • evod777

            1) I don’t know how long ago that was because I don’t care about puny lil twat’s opinions. But he said 100 years on…blah blah blah…so evidently he lied and he dead.

            God and Jesus said, heaven and earth will pass away but my Word will never pass away.

            Proof: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/best-selling-book-of-non-fiction/

            Proof: http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1695279,00.html

            Proof: http://www.christianexaminer.com/article/communist.cuba.flooded.with.bibles.reform.may.be.on.horizon/48980.htm

            In countries that once banned the Word of God and persecuted people for smuggling them in or possessing them.

            So who exactly is lying?

            Christians don’t give a hoot about your petty insults, we’re never insulted. We’re not Islam or Atheists. You can be insulting, which is your modus operandi, but we’re not insulted.

          • Tim Clark

            Actually, Muslims are just “true Christians” because they actually do what God/Jesus tells them to. After all, both God and Jesus were pedophiles. God ordered, condoned and personally committed pedophilia. Check out Numbers 31:17-18 and Numbers 31: 25-40. Are you so ignorant that you don’t realize Christianity, it’s brother religion of Islam and Judaism were all based on the same Abrahamic holy horseshit. Reason most of the bibles characters re in the Qur’an. Like God, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Moses, Abraham and so on

          • Tim Clark

            So just own up to your bullshit and face it. God, Jesus and Christianity are the worst things ever created by mankind. And history proves it

          • evod777

            “For example, the world is not flat as God and Jesus said it was nor does the sun revolve around the Earth as God said it did.”

            The only thing that proves is the depth of your ignorance.

            1) Where is your source of such crap?

            This is the truth of what God said (you just might learn something today):

            “He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.” – Isaiah 40:22

            2) The church leadership at the time was debating the fact with OTHER CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS. It was a debate within the church. Atheist wanting to hijack that ‘discovery’ is quite typical. But we’re not deceived.

            It is only in hindsight that you have that knowledge – after someone taught you. You did not discover it yourself with your telescope or satellite. You are boasting about OTHER people’s knowledge, not your own and ironically, the church’s.

            Do you know what dark matter is and it’s relationship with positrons? Will you laugh at yourself in 200 years’ time for your present ignorance when scientists finally discover what they are?
            Why don’t you ridicule atheists for saying Jesus walking through a wall is an absolute impossible myth? Dark matter can pass through solid objects.

            Jesus ascended bodily into heaven. Atheists say that’s ridiculous. There are wormholes and portals that can be created with enough energy between our terrestrial universe and a parallel one (the spiritual). CERN is finally knocking on that door which the Bible depicted 2000-6000 years ago. Atheists have always been a dumbass bunch of whackjobs that no one gives a toss about their ideology enough to give it a run for their money. Christianity is challenged, debated, persecuted, praised, ridiculed because it matters. Atheists don’t matter. Your numbers have been dwindling from a whopping 2% to 0.3%. Not a very credible worldview in any culture or race.

          • Tim Clark

            What, the atheist jail population went from 2% to 0.3%? No surprise. More people are learning about that holy horseshit along with having more common sense than in previous years. Reason God and the rest of the fairy tales are dying more and more as time passes. People are waking up.

          • evod777

            Merry Christmas! Oh…wait…right…you have nothing to celebrate….enjoy the bottom of that bottle, loser

          • Tim Clark

            So not playing pretend and not celebrating a plagiarized holiday and religion makes me a loser? No, it just makes me educated and not ignorant as so called Christians(there’s never been one even if Jesus was real. Christian=Christlike) and not many if any were like that insane monster, Jesus Christ. And remember, it’s not Just Jesus being fucked up in the New testament but Jesus was the God of the Old Testament, as Matthew 5:17-19 clearly shows, seeing that Jesus said the Old Testament is good until the end of time and those who ignore it will be the least called upon in the kingdom of Heaven. Or go to hell in other words. So you need to get educated, grow up and stop being a loser. Why do I say you need to grow up? Well Christianity’s goal is to make people have the mind of a child their entire life so they’ll never question their most bullshit and evil belief of all time. Reason the most common and popular ways of gaining converts is by instilling fear into children and brainwashing them with the absolute nonsense that is Christianity. Oh and by the way, Jesus wasn’t born in December even, nevermind winter. It was said that shepherds were tending to their flocks but that’s bullshit seeing that it was -0 degrees.

          • Tim Clark

            So again, you are in dire need of getting educated and a happy winters solstice to you as well, even though it was 5 days ago. I’ve studied your bullshit belief for 9+ years. Have you even spent a day learning about your iron age mythology?

          • Tim Clark

            I don’t drink. I smoke weed

      • lionofthetribe1

        Christianity is dying ? really – oh my goodness you have no idea do you? Perhaps churches which are lifeless and dead are dying but that is a good thing. The church of Jesus Christ (which you would have no idea of what it is) Is growing and exploding in may countries.
        Have you no idea of teh christian church in south america, africa or china. Have a good look how the christian church in china has exploded in the past 20 years under severe persecution. Best you climb out of your window and leave your bedroom as you really have not a clue.
        Christianity in China:

  • Laura A Vognar

    Recently been thinking a lot about Nietzsche and similar philosophies. I riffed on a few of his ideas and related them to psychology. this link: http://www.mtbloom.com/nietzsche-still-heed-fallacious-advice/

  • Zaki Abbas

    He used to trim his moustache when he was well. During his illness, her sister was incharge of his grooming, and she let it grew, and at that time, Nietzsche’s famous big moustache portrait was commissioned. These facts are misleading, and result of ill-researched. Atleast, he should have mention humor, or something

  • Ketan Kulkarni

    the way you have written this article, you must REALLY HATE HIM, don’t you?

  • Adrían

    Tim Clark, than you for this public service you’re providing.

  • Jeff Re

    Nietzsche drank in college.

  • Clifton Aduddell