Nietzsche's Argument For The Existence Of God

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Nietzsche believed in the concept of infinity in more ways than just infinity’s existence. He seemed to suggest a living person’s life was not the only one lived by that person’s self; an individual’s life was the recurrence of his/her own self from a previous life ad infinitum. In this way, Nietzsche provided arguments against the prevalent Christian beliefs on the origin of the earth. One method he used, was utilizing ever evolving scientific theory as foundations and premises for his arguments against Christian teachings about the creation of the earth. Additionally, he used this method in an attempt to counter what he considered was the ultimate technique of slavery Christianity instilled upon mankind: its mortality. Unfortunately, I think his use of the law of the conservation of energy provided a means by which Christians could effectively argue for the existence of God. Beyond his arguments against a Christian conceptualization of morality, Nietzsche countered one of Christianity’s most prominent beliefs on the origins of earth using scientific theory. He wrote:
The law of the conservation of energy demands eternal recurrence (101).
The strength of the argument is in understanding the
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This relation was extremely important because even though science had already established itself prior to Nietzsche’s time, Christianity’s influence was still considerably stronger. Not only was it important, it was revolutionary because Nietzsche believed Christianity used mankind’s inability to grasp infinity to oppress the masses through promises of life after death. To him, mankind’s fear of death and inability to understand infinity strengthened Christianity’s power over every facet of influence it

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