Thursday, October 20, 2005

Anti-Christian Democrats Plagiarize Nietzsche

Just yesterday, we noted that the Democratic blog 1832 linked to a liberal animated cartoon that ridiculed Jesus and his crucifixion.

Kevin Miller, Marquette graduate and Assistant Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, points out that this is merely a vulgarized rendering of Nietzsche.

We don’t think (and Miller probably doesn’t think) that the people who made the cartoon literally plagiarized Nietzsche. They aren’t that well educated.

It’s just that when people start hating Christianity — when they start obsessing on the idea “why can’t I do what I want and ignore religious teaching?” — they naturally start thinking like the German philosopher.

But, as Miller points out: “. . . as usual, the warmed-over appropriation isn’t nearly as good as Nietzsche himself.”

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