March 20, 2005

Jumalan toinen erehdys?

The Antichrist (Friedrich Nietzsche, 1889, 1895; translation by H. L. Mencken, 1920)

On chapter 48
...The old God, wholly "spirit," wholly the high-priest, wholly perfect, is promenading his garden: he is bored and trying to kill time. Against boredom even gods struggle in vain.21What does he do? He creates man--man is entertaining. . . But then he notices that man is also bored. God's pity for the only form of distress that invades all paradises knows no bounds: so he forthwith creates other animals. God's first mistake: to man these other animals were not entertaining--he sought dominion over them; he did not want to be an "animal" himself.---So God created woman. In the act he brought boredom to an end--and also many other things! Woman was the second mistake of God... (boldings/RR)

Naisen luomisen jälkeen ikävyys siis hävisi "kertalaakista", eikä ole enää sen jälkeen palannut ihmiskuntaan! Miten tämä muka voisi olla Jumalan "toinen erehdys...?"

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