Friedrich Nietzsche Quote
.. an absurd problem came to the surface: 'How COULD God permit that (crucifixion of Jesus Christ)!'... the deranged reason of the little community found quite a frightfully absurd answer: God gave his Son for forgiveness, as a SACRIFICE... The SACRIFICE FOR GUILT, and just in its most repugnant and barbarous form - the sacrifice of the innocent for the sins of the guilty! What horrifying heathenism!
The Case of Wagner: The Twilight of the Idols. Nietzsche Contra Wagner. [The Antichrist] (ed. 1899)