Australian poet, Formal poetry, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nietzsche's criticism of Christianity, poem, poetry, Pontius Pilate, Rhyming couplets, The Antichrist by Nietzsche
By syphilis his brain would soon be diced.
With girded loins he wrote “The Antichrist”.
“What think you of us Christians?” they asked Nietzsche.
He said: “One I admired – he was your teacher.”
He said the gospels died upon the cross.
He thought the man who died – the greater loss.
You don’t agree, he thought the clergy crooks?
Then it is clear – you haven’t read his books.
He doubted Paul had had a revelation –
Just that he had a wild imagination.
Now Pilate he admired, he would confess –
To Pilate, what was one Jew more or less?