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Single Idea 7818

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / a. Immortality]

Full Idea

In Greek mythology only a hero like Hercules could hope to go to heaven (by becoming a god himself).

Gist of Idea

In Greek mythology only heroes can go to heaven


A.C. Grayling (What is Good? [2003], Ch.4)

Book Reference

Grayling,A.C.: 'What is Good? The Best Way to Live' [Phoenix 2003], p.82

A Reaction

This illustrates Nietsche's 'inversion of morality' most clearly, because Christianity says that the person most likely to go to heaven is the humblest person.