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Single Idea 6821

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 6. Islam]

Full Idea

I created mankind and the jinn in order that they might worship Me.

Gist of Idea

I created mankind that it might worship Me


Mohammed (The Koran [c.622], Ch.51)

Book Reference

Mohammed: 'The Koran', ed/tr. Dawood,N.J. [Penguin 1968], p.119

A Reaction

This seems to be a view common to all the monotheistic religions, with monasticism as its clearest (and most logical) outcome. Nietzsche is the most obvious opponent of this idea that the abasement of mankind is its highest ideal.