Essays on Class Discussion 6 Coursework

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Discussion 6 The interpretation by Nietzsche on his personal views about Christianity as a “slave morality” is very true. As such, it is very clear that the concept of Christianity simply keeps the week in check whilst empowering the upper classes to continue enriching and benefiting themselves in the name of religion. This therefore creates and reinforces class division as the upper class separates completely from the lower class. He claims that the motive of Christianity is to appeal to the disenfranchised in the society, whereas what it actually does is to empower the wealthy in the community.

For instance, Christianity inspires the poor people within the congregation to look to the next life for success and prosperity and in return, ignore the current worldly one. This perspective leaves them passive and non-political. On the contrary, those who are rich in spirit, especially the Christian leaders such as pastors, reverends, prophets and other renowned men of God, manipulate Christianity to amass a lot of wealth for themselves through offerings, tithes, and other gifts offered by the congregation to the church. While the rich leaders continually enrich themselves, the poor members of the church continue to live in suffering and poverty with the hope of going to heaven where they would lead a rich happier life.

Truth be told heaven only exists in the mind of the believers and very few of them live their lives righteous enough to make it to heaven. In the long run, they end up losing both in this life, as well as in the next life.

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