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What does Nietzsche mean when he says: I love him who chastises his God because he loves his God: for he must perish by the anger of his God?

An excellent question! Nietzsche here I believe is talking to ancient Hebrew sceptics who cited suffering as a reason God could not exist. This passage simply explains that actions are not without consequence. God is forgiving, but we are his children and he will discipline us as a parent. These painful consequences are supposed to turn us away from sin and towards the faith. This can apply to many different ideologies - for instance, a believer in karma believes strongly in negative consequences following negative actions. The passage is not too profound in and of itself, but even to this day people still struggle with whether a world of suffering can coexist with the religion they follow. Therefore this statement on discipline remains relevant even now.

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An excellent question! Nietzsche here I believe is talking to ancient Hebrew sceptics who cited suffering as a reason God could not exist. This passage simply explains that actions are not without consequence. God is forgiving, but we are his children and he will discipline us as a parent. These painful consequences are supposed to turn us away from sin and towards the faith. This can apply to many different ideologies - for instance, a believer in karma believes strongly in negative consequences following negative actions. The passage is not too profound in and of itself, but even to this day people still struggle with whether a world of suffering can coexist with the religion they follow. Therefore this statement on discipline remains relevant even now.

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