St. Thérèse - Nietzsche is my Brother

Nietzsche wants the Kingdom of Heaven but soars instead under the sun and into the void.

Some time ago I mentioned that despite his antiChrist views, Nietzsche would be my choice for a dinner guest over any other modern era philosopher. He speaks in almost exasperated tones of The Will to Power; however, I see a man who in all reality has more of a "Will to Seek" than a Will… Continue reading Nietzsche wants the Kingdom of Heaven but soars instead under the sun and into the void.

St. Thérèse - Nietzsche is my Brother

St. Thérèse, Nietzsche, and the pastoral approach of the Post Vatican II Church

Nietzsche as interpreted in the play, St. Thérèse: Nietzsche is my Brother. In his poignant criticism of Christians, Nietzsche makes a stunning point, one that we Christians often prefer to minimize as we point our fingers at others, pronouncing the nearness of their doom should they not also follow the Creed. The playwright places this… Continue reading St. Thérèse, Nietzsche, and the pastoral approach of the Post Vatican II Church

St. Thérèse - Nietzsche is my Brother

St. Thérèse, Nietzsche, and Vatican II

The quote below is the single most intriguing statement I have ever read when reflecting on the post-Vatican II world. I have never thought the idea and original intent of Vatican II to be bad; I only have recognized the obvious that everything went really badly after Vatican II. Sure, one knows a tree by… Continue reading St. Thérèse, Nietzsche, and Vatican II

St. Thérèse - Nietzsche is my Brother

St. Thérèse and Gustav Mahler’s 10th Symphony

I forgot to mention that St. Thérèse: Nietzsche is my Brother, a play written by a Carmelite nun, is underscored by Gustav Mahler's 10th symphony. The play follows five movements accompanied by Mahler. I always liked Mahler but have not listened to him for a decade or more. At the time I liked him but… Continue reading St. Thérèse and Gustav Mahler’s 10th Symphony

St. Thérèse - Nietzsche is my Brother

St. Thérèse, Nietzsche, and Mahler

I forgot to mention that St. Thérèse: Nietzsche is my Brother, a play written by a Carmelite nun, is underscored by Gustav Mahler's 10th symphony. The play follows five movements accompanied by Mahler. I always liked Mahler but have not listened to him for a decade or more. At the time I liked him but… Continue reading St. Thérèse, Nietzsche, and Mahler

St. Thérèse - Nietzsche is my Brother

St Thérèse – Nietzsche is my brother

When I began my philosophy challenge back in September, I did not do it simply to try to be smart about such things. I did it for very practical reasons, one of which was to forge ahead on my own life's journey. I knew what to believe but remained fascinated with how we come to… Continue reading St Thérèse – Nietzsche is my brother