Michael Moynihan on the Faustian Spirit of Western Man

Michael Moynihan on the Faustian Spirit of Western Man

Michael Moynihan of Blood Axis on the Faustian Spirit of Western Man from The Black Flame, Church of Satan Magazine

 

“In many ways Goethe’s drama Faust could be said to embody the zeitgeist of Western man . . . The dominant themes of man striving to obtain the status of a god on earth, and the disregard for the heavenly rewards of Christianity, can be seen reflected in the rapid industrialization of the Nineteenth Century and the increasingly scientific outlook of many philosophers . . . Nietzsche most forcefully elucidated the concept of man’s ascent to a godlike form, embodied in his term the Übermensch. At the same time Nietzsche violently vilified the tenets and practices of Christianity, which he detested as the hallmarks of a religion fit only for slaves.”

— Dr. Michael Moynihan of Blood Axis
The Black Flame, Vol 5. #1&2, 1994
International Forum of the Church of Satan