Evil? Well, yes and no. We have many approaches to the definition of evil. The soul isn't inherently evil and evil can be demarcated in terms of magnitude, such as Hitler was way fucking worst in killing than say, a person killing just one person, though that one person might of put way more effort into directly killing someone than Hitler ever did. It's a means and a effort different, and can't be measured only in magnitude. The Quotent Basin is considerably deeper in Sin than in Nietzsche's theology, for sin's assumed grammatical basis, in the capacity of Adam and Eve to name Nouns as the core of their job in the Garden PRIOR TO GOOD AND EVIL (therefor Nouns are not inherently part of the grammatical synthesis of what is evil, therefor is evil a what
?), and yet we Christians since the early times have noted sin to be more numerous than all the grains of sands in all the beaches of the world. This puts it in a odd place against concepts such as Archimedes' Sand Reckoner as to the concept of Universals to the Anatomy of the Soul.
Many people viewed the soul differently, some it was the body, others a part of the mind, others transcendental. Some views since very, very, very early times the old testament as allegorical, others as variants of reality to absolute truth. It's damn hard to narrow down what is Evil, and who is Evil. It's not exactly a flaw of Christianity, but rather, a very logical result of it's central logic.... we're not the judders of evil, and are not always in a position to judge the good for that matter. We're not the judders on judgment day, but rather, must make the case for ourselves out of our own life's actions at death before a all knowing God. It's a process of self critical EVALUATION, and not a escape into values and it's eventual degradation and overthrow which since the first books of the bible we've always been in a dialectic synthesis of acceptance and overthrowing.
It needs to be recognized..... and Cezar... pay attention here, it answers the question you asked on the Kyklos cycle.... it needs to be recognized Nietzsche wasn't rebelling against Christianity but rather certain thinkers like Spinoza in his 'Theological-political' tract as well as his 'political track', Spencer, and Marsilius of Padua. His methodologies are predominately from WITHIN Christianity's arsenal, and hardly overtakes it- they evolved infra-factional and not from without to exterminate, and it's why there are no independent Nietzschean movements.... it's always a reaction TO Christianity of some sort.... even in places where there is no Christianity such as Japan where they substitute something such as liberalism or conservatism in that culture and attack it as if it was a Christian synthesis.
This has been observed before: http://ia600306.us.archive.org/20/items ... n_64kb.mp3
It's one of the funniest Christian's reactions to Nietzsche I've heard, and many Christians who are knowledgeable of Philosophy- which still quite outnumber the atheists interested in Philosophy due to our greater history and ethic to it do offer in some point a similarity to his critique.
I myself share some of it, as I do can't help but notice Nietzsche didn't really manage to do squat in overturning Christianity but rather recent enemies of it. His methodologies, such as the genealogical approach, is strongly Christ in and of itself with a long and ancient history to it, and can be pushed back on his deliciously if I ever become bored and twisted enough to do that. But I won't. Nietzsche the man was pathetic, and he knew he was. He was sick, and grasped out honestly at things he thought would make him healthy again. Evolution was even more poorly understood in the post-Hegelian, dawning Darwinian era Nietzsche lived in, he knew his lineage, and it made as much sense as anything else to hit his own lineage and racial politics as to why he was sick, why bad, unhealthy things came into the world.
I just don't care to attack Nietzsche's understanding of theology, as he's reacting a bit too much to Spinoza, and Spinoza, though he influenced me in my understanding of cultural and divinatory laws just as he did Nietzsche, isn't a good basis for my own history.... I'm not a heretical Jew trying to make sense of shit in a christian reformation. He's closely related enough to cause me to look and study him, agree and disagree, but not enough to be driven to expound upon him and smite him. So much of Nietzscheanism is a reaction to his lesser known works. We hear Nietzsche reacting to spinoza, we think the tracatus.... so much more so his other barely read works! To understand the twentieth century, one must go back and study his reaction to these works.
A Nietzschean can never escape the cross. Nietzsche never did. Truly, by default, he never did- he's buried in the church of his forefathers. His last work, he opened up enough to contemplate and consider it- though even then he was a mixed pagan heretic.... but honest.
I suspect if he thought he was honest, and it appears he thought as much, he might of made it to heaven. However, his theology appears to of been blantant evil.... I do not know how else to describe the Nazis Reich of Artists Furthers leading the evolution of supermen as being anything other than pure Nietzschean. The eugenics movement, and the killings I saw in Iraq, have root legitimacy (though not root motivation) in Nietzsche. The premature abolition of corporal punishments in the late 19th century due to Nietzsche's writings targeting the upper political class to preemptively abolish it on principle is now degrading- it's not as easy saying it's as wrong to water board someone as to torture someone classically, it's not as easy to say solitary confinement is as bad as the rack- now the unearned principle is unraveling via it's negation in parts, and is being submitted to a legal genealogy. We're going to be left with a long term acceptance of torture, instead of a bottom up rejection of it. This is a sin that will hunt us for generations LONG after it should of naturally died off. It's much harder to expunge such ways of thinking via this method once they inevitably reemerge, as it's not really seated in the morals of the people, but the cultural logic in precedent at that time that can be atomized and divided into countless parts. Any revolutionary change worthwhile must be found in the deepest level of the soul of the body politick and appreciated there. Education can't turn this form of bias, and even the most clever of lies can't cover the complexity of it naturally evolving and seeping in from every direction. It's why a American can appreciate a life and death fight for democracy but are leary of enforced democracies handed down to by a departing king or enforced upon a population by fiat in war such as WW2. Libya wouldn't ever have a chance of lasting if it wasn't deeply felt, and earned with setbacks. All Mexico has is a thin Sixth of May. Canada doesn't have shit.... they were informed one morning they were independent, and no one quite knew how to take it.
Nietzscheanism is going to continue on as a Christian heresy for generations. It influenced Le Vay's Satanism, which branched off into Ecclesiastical Gnosticism that came back to forms of Christian and Johnanite gnostic theology, and some are coming back into mainstream christianity. I suspect many will do similar things over time, and Christianity will in time largely absorb him.
Nietzsche may of been honest in his self interest in rejecting Christianity in part (accepting it in the Spinoza sense though- he never broke from that) but his disease was clearly by overwhelming default Nihilism. It is central to Nietzsche, there is no reason to focus so hard on it if it wasn't for the fact he was suicidal, and now philosophy is dominated by people who are focused on NOT finding a reason to kill themselves. I think this is asinine in the extreme, and want nothing to do with this nihilism. I don't care to juxtaposition my philosophy on finding ways to not off myself. I don't walk around thinking about ending it all. Now, this superman superstition.... as superstitious and absurd as any primitive superstition.... is a direct evolution of it contemplating evolution. We have a entire generation of Nihilist aping philosophical terminology looking for a future messiah that will pass their useless asses up and triumph over their useless lives..... and they then lay claim to the christian doctrine of eternal return as a way of legitimizing themselves in the process! They themselves as they are now in the moment isn't directly considered unless in relationship to the myth of a superman or the possibility of this becoming again. They can't accept themselves, they have to always abstract a excuse for themselves. It enforces useless feedback loops to evaluation, and places a system of awkward values in place over them. Nietzsche assumed future Nietzscheans would naturally follow after Spinoza's Universal Moral law of Jesus..... but the dipshit forgot to tell them of even this aspect outright in giving reason to reject religious forms and the priesthood.... it's the lacuna in his thought that his morality is structured around, and it's not even seen anymore in the present day! Cause no one reads Spinoza outside of his main work save for people like myself interested in Statecraft, which Nietzsche has a clear, budding interest in (to the point of even making a outline of a book modeled off of classical themes from it)
It's just a whole lotta bullshit and silliness. We've lost millions upon millions of people because of him to war. However, as God never said HOW he judges, be it a Radamathine or Natural Law methodology..... I can't say where he is, or if the places given.... such as Hell, are as it is said to be- The Nouns of Adam, apply to the verbs we know post Eden. I have a great degree of skeptical indifference to this, as it's not the root of my concerns. My worries are my own conduct, and my own actions. The other stuff comes as it comes with or without me, but I must do as I must do, to the best of my abilities.
Nietzsche wasn't that great of a philosopher in the first place. Nihilism isn't the best method to attack Christianity..... as Christians are not Nihilist by default, Nietzscheans are. It's been done better by others.