Completely out of curiosity, how would someone like Nietzsche, let's use him as an example, argue against Aquinas's metaphysical argument for classical theism. I can't seem to find any references in his works, so I thought it would be an interesting thought experiment to think about how Nietzsche would argue against someone like Thomas Aquinas. I'm excited to see your answers.

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    It promotes the idea that someone who pays more is above the rules?
    – John Am
    Commented Feb 17, 2017 at 18:50
  • Folks seem to be upvoting the question, so it can't be as bad as it seems. But I agree, defensively putting a bounty on a question you know is weak to protect it from closure is inappropriate.
    – user9166
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 22:38
  • Nietzsche's argument against classical theism is "Look around. How much damage has been done by this concept, versus how much good? It was a beautiful idea -- several of them even. We get the point, but it didn't work." What more needs to be said?
    – user9166
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 22:41
  • I'd say Nietzsche saw power as deeper & more fundamental than rational thought, which is only given meaning by serving our will-to-power. It's subversive, & intentionally confrontational - he just stated that the power of the Christian ideas is already gone; God is dead. Sociologist of religion Durkheim got at the same matter I think less hyperbolically: religion as social glue, instead of as sets of truths. See philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/91010/… Nietzsche sidestepped, basically.
    – CriglCragl
    Commented Oct 10, 2022 at 22:26


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