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The Antichrist § 20

Left, a detail from Christ Falling on the Way to Calvary in the Museo del Prado in Madrid: a painting by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael, ca. 1515. Although it is an important work for the development of Raphael’s style, in no way the face of Jesus depicts accurately how the faces of 1st-century Jews looked like.

For centuries, Europeans have been projecting their whiteness and even their Nordic features onto ancient Semitic characters. Recently, however, with old skulls forensic anthropologists have reconstructed the faces of first-century Jews. They demonstrate that those Jews had a broad, ugly face that differed significantly from the traditional depictions of Jesus in Renaissance art.

In this instalment of Nietzsche’s The Antichrist I won’t quote any sentence from the book’s §20, where Nietzsche compares Buddhism with Christianity. It is not germane to our subject and, unlike Nietzsche, I do not respect Buddhism.

3 replies on “The Antichrist § 20”

I’m not that critical of the leading men of the 16-19th C who were brought up during “peak” christianity. They simply were brainwashed cradle to grave under christianities teachings.

One site recently had talked about time preference in personal choices, but a deeper one is the time value of organisations. An institution like christianity with generations of adherents grows very strong and can even survive deadly short term setbacks.

This was why Fascism/National Socialism disappeared after WW2, as there was little generational depth in their ranks to withstand their disaster in WW2.

I know Evola tried to rewrite Buddhism as a warrior religion founded by an Aryan Prince, but Buddhism had disposed of the Indo-Aryan racial stratum, varna (color/caste), thus leaving the subcontinent prone to racial subversion.

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