Australian poet, Beyond Good & Evil, couplets, Friedrich Nietzsche, Master morality, poem, poetry, Slave morality
The Greeks and the Romans had fun,
Till of gods they were left with but one.
The Romans found out who was boss –
Christianity one shouldn’t cross.
In the journey from birth to the grave,
If you only have faith you’re a slave.
You’re a master or you are a slave.
If the latter, you’d better behave.
You must base all belief on the word,
If you wish to be one of the herd.
Slave morality will keep you low,
But it’s easy to go with the flow.
Oh, master morality’s hard!
You’re exceptional – be on your guard.
Beyond good and evil? – who can
Be that? I don’t know – superman?
I have always been intrigued by Nietzsche’s perspective on Christianity. As a believer, I feel guilty for liking his Nihilist perspective so much. I think he was addressing a weak form of “Churchianity” that was prevalent in Germany at that time.