Well Said Stan. I actually do give a 'measure' of credibility to the popular sentiments of Nietzche being a 'Devils Advocate'. A small measure. To me its clear Niezche realised he could not be taken seriously by outright attacking his 'opponents'. He would throw in enough 'Devils Advocate' to give himself that 'out' whenever needed. Neitzsche has another thing working to his current popularity advantage - he is relatively easy to read and follow. This makes him far more 'accessible' to the average college kid who wants to find a philosopher to hang his or her hat on. Further to that.. its 'romantic' to believe one is a 'Rebel' and 'Going against the Status Quo.' Nietzche certainly would have been BACK THEN. Now its pretty much standard 'Think Speak' to be opposed to 'Religion'. I still say he is over-rated.