‘Morality is not yet a problem,’ wrote Nietzsche in 1888.  But it would become a problem, he predicted, when the people discovered that without religion there is no morality.  The ‘English flatheads’ (his sobriquet for liberals like George Eliot and John Stuart Mill) thought it possible to get rid of the Christian God while retaining Christian morality.  They did not realize that ‘when one gives up the Christian faith, one pulls the right to Christian morality out from under one’s feet.’

Gertrude Himmelfarb, The San Diego Union-Tribune

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