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The sky is falling? let it fall. July 3, 2009

Posted by shaunphilly in religion, atheism, polyamory, culture.
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O my brothers, am I then cruel? But I say: that which is falling should be pushed!

Everything of today–it is falling, it is decaying: who would support it? But I–want to push it too!

Do you know the delight that rolls stones into precipitous depths? –These men of today: just see how they roll into my depths!

I am a prologue to better players.  O my brothers! An example! Follow my example!

And him you do not teach to fly, teach–to fall faster!

–Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Perhaps the height from which we are falling will only manage to bring us back down to Earth?

Moral judgments and condemnations constitute the favorite revenge of the spiritually limited against those less limited–also a sort of compensation for having been ill favored by nature…. It pleases them deep down in their hearts that there are standards before which those overflowing with the wealth and privileges of the spirit are their equals: they fight for the “equality of all men before God” and almost need faith in God just  for that.

–Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Too many commentators will complain that the sky is falling, and yet they cast the blame for such a catastrophe upon others, not seeing there own seeds of destruction.  Perhaps what they see falling is something that needs to fall.  Perhaps others see them falling.

Blessed be the poor in spirit, for theirs is an imaginary kingdom.  Let it fall, and when it does we, with our feet planted firmly upon the ground, will  be here to catch you.

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