Friedrich Nietzsche is at it again as he continues nailing inconsistent atheists.
First, he all but predicted that which would come about due to the death of God and he was vindicated with a vengeance during the most secular and bloodies century in human history: The Deicidal and Misanthropic Prophecies
I must admit that I cannot figure out what Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor (of the Freedom From Religion Foundation) are up to, nor whether their most recent allotment of 15 minutes of fame are advantageous for them or not.1
Bill Honsberger gave an interesting lecture entitled, "Nietzsche, the Death of God, and the Emerging Church Movement."
While is it ultimately about the Emerging Church Movement I thought to post it to True Freethinker because he arrives at that point via a circumlocution which basically consists of a history of philosophy and I thought that some may find it interesting.
"I am myself a heathen to the core" -Adolf Hitler1
1. See Margaret Brearley, "Hitler and Wagner: The Leader, the Master and the Jews," Patters of Prejudice, 22/2 (Institute of Jewish Affairs, Summer 1988) cited in Richard Harries, After the Evil - Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2003), p. 14
"National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable" -Martin Borman, Head of the Nazi Chancellery1
1. Patrick J. Gallo, For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003), p. 88 citing Chadwick, "The Pope and the Jews, 1942," 470. See: Martin Borman's Circular of National Socialism and Christianity in John Conway, Nazi Persecution of the Churches, 1933-1945 (NY: Basic Books, 1968), pp. 383-386
"Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle" -Adolf Hitler1
1. Joachim C. Fest, The Face Of The Third Reich (1963), p. 27 citing "Speech at Kulmbach on 5th February 1928, quoted by Alan Bullock in 'Hitler. A Study in Tyranny'"
"If it were not for war we should find that inferior and degenerate races would overcome healthy and youthful ones by their wealth and their numbers" —Prussian General and Social Darwinist Friedrich von Bernhardi1
1. Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006), p. 274