This thread Why is Nietzsche so against Socrates? on Socrates and Jesus's death and the article that I linked to there, got me glibly wondering...

In Human, All to Human, Nietzsche says that

How One Dies is Indifferent.—The whole way in which a man thinks of death during the prime of his life and strength is very expressive and significant for what we call his character. But the hour of death itself, his behaviour on the death-bed, is almost indifferent.

But we also know that he praised Jesus's death and says in his Notebooks

It lacks any reason to say with Paul, that Jesus died "for the sins of others,"... he died for his own "sin". Under other conditions found inside, for example in the middle of the Europe of today, would the same kind of person to live to teach as a nihilist

Piecing these scraps together, might he be getting to the idea that I die a noble death if I die for everyone's indifference to my demise?

Is Jesus's "sin" that we killed him?

Nietzsche was not successful in his lifetime...

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    The scraps you have linked here certainly say nothing about nihilism being worthy of death, and the other possible interpretation of what you've said, that death is the only thing that makes a nihilist indifferent to death is death itself, seems unlikely. If you are implying that Jesus was indifferent to his death, it is reported that he cried blood just thinking about it.
    – Magus
    Sep 5, 2014 at 20:08
  • indifference isn't resignation RE jesus. i can't parse your first sentence, sorry
    – user6917
    Sep 5, 2014 at 20:10
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    Your latest updates have made this a much more understandable question.
    – Magus
    Sep 9, 2014 at 14:32
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    "Nietzsche is dead." -- God
    – user4894
    Mar 11, 2015 at 23:06
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    "Nietzsche is God" -- Death
    – Clippy
    Mar 12, 2015 at 10:18


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