Messages 2006

Nietzsche is unhappy.

May 28th, 2006

Santa Cruz, California

Received by F.A.B.


I am here, Nietzsche.

Yes, you have no idea what I wish to say. I have observed from the beginning your profound disagreement with the essence of my thought, but you have shown a willingness to be tolerant and put aside your own way of thinking in deference to mine. I congratulate you for that.

My way of thinking has not radically changed from what it was when I was a mortal. You have envisioned that immense suffering would be my fate over here. Well, the truth is, just as I was unhappy on Earth, I am unhappy over here, though I am grateful to be free of my madness and my physical ills.

I still cannot discern any value in Christianity, so I have not sought to investigate. There seems to be no basis for any of its claims.

When I came over here, though it was most surprising to be alive without my body, I saw that the universe, this new reality, did not either confirm or deny my beliefs, so I have naturally pursued the same line of reasoning as on Earth, which you can learn about from my books.

I have not seen a God, nor do I observe any special divine providence governing things. So, lacking proof, I can only conclude that, unpleasant as it is, my way of thinking is true.

You extended courtesy to me by trying your best to be respectful and tolerant of me, and so I return the favor by thanking you and wishing you a healthy and happy life.

Sincerely, Nietzsche


Note : Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900), a German philologist and philosopher, produced critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered around a basic question regarding the positive and negative attitudes toward life of various systems of morality. (From Wikipedia) It is particularly ironic that one of his famous quotes is: “In heaven all the interesting people are missing.” But presumably since he is not happy, he is not truly in heaven yet.