Archive for April, 2007

Nietzsche on Marriage

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Thus, the philosopher dislikes marriage as well as what might persuade him into it—marriage is a barrier and a disaster along his route to the optimal. What great philosopher up to now has been married? Heraclitus, Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Leitniz, Kant, Schopenhauer—none of these got married. What’s more, we cannot even imagine them married. A married philosopher belongs in a comedy, that’s my principle. And Socrates, the exception, the malicious Socrates, it appears, got married ironically to demonstrate this very principle. -Nietzsche

We think he’s wrong. Only rebellious, anti-Christian philosophers shun marriage on principle. We embrace marriage, the pursuit of true wisdom (philosophy), and all other blessings from our good Creator.

Monument to German stupidity

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

by Ryan

I have found a quote which vindicates my early suppositions regarding Fichte and Hegel: Will Durant in The Story of Philosophy comments, quoting Schopenhauer: “Fichte and Schelling took Kant and excogitated magnificent spider-webs of metaphysics. ‘But the height of the audacity in serving up pure nonsense, in stringing together senseless and extravagant mazes of words, such as had previously been known only in madhouses, was finally reached in Hegel, and became the instrument of the most bare-faced general mystification that has ever taken place, with a result which will appear fabulous to posterity, and will remain as a monument to German stupidity.’”

The God Imperative

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

If man was made to enjoy life in union and fellowship with his Creator, then living in alienation is to embrace insanity and an early death.