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Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances
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"Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances"

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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This quote by Friedrich Nietzsche is a commentary on the power of organized faith. He is suggesting that churches are constructed on the tombs of god-men, or spiritual figures, which they do not want them to rise once again. This indicates that churches are constructed to keep the power of these figures in the past, and to prevent them from having any influence in the present. Nietzsche is recommending that churches are a method of managing people and keeping them from questioning the status quo. He is likewise indicating that churches are a way of keeping individuals from exploring their own spirituality and seeking out their own reality. By keeping the power of these figures in the past, churches are able to preserve their power and control over individuals.

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Friedrich Nietzsche This quote is written / told by Friedrich Nietzsche between October 15, 1844 and August 25, 1900. She was a famous Philosopher from Germany. The author also have 185 other quotes.

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