"The Christian church has left nothing untouched by its corruption; it
has turned every value into an un-value, every truth into a lie, every
integrity into a vileness of the soul...
"Parasitism as the only practice of the church; with its ideal of anemia,
of 'holiness,' draining all blood, all love, all hope for life; the beyond
as the will to negate every reality; the cross as the mark of recognition
for the most subterranean conspiracy that ever existed- against health,
beauty, whatever has turned out well, courage, spirit, graciousness of
the soul, against life itself...
"I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great innermost
corruption, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means is
poisonous, stealthy, subterranean, small enough--- I call it the one
immortal blemish of mankind."
_The Antichrist_, section 62, Nietzsche