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    When Nietzsche speaks about death of God

    When Nietzsche speaks about death of God, he doesn't mean that one day God died in literal sense just like an animal or human being. As theology teaches us, God is beyond time and space and therefore he's unchangeable. Only the state of the creatures, which exist in space-time can change, so we might see in the future that some of them are no longer exist, although they are living now. Speaking about God's dead, Nietzsche pointed out that in western culture christian faith has been declying to the point where the average man doesn't occupy himself with question if God exists or not. Because of that, modern atheism is an example of stupidity and lack of courage for Nietzsche. When man doesn't ask himself about the base of reality, which would drive him to the question about God's existence, he's just a lazy fool and Nietzsche invented a term for that: the last man. The last man is someone who doesn't struggle with big existentional questions because he doesn't want to view life as something complicated and hard, a place where the struggle is an essence of everything. The only thing that last man want is a peaceful and comfortable life, which is an example of covardice and decline of strenght for Nietzsche.

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    Re: When Nietzsche speaks about death of God

    Quote Originally Posted by mdzugaj View Post
    When Nietzsche speaks about the death of God, he doesn't mean that one day, God died in the literal sense just like an animal or human being. As theology teaches us, God is beyond time and space and therefore he's unchangeable. Only the state of the creatures (no comma) which exist in space-time can change, so we might see in the future that some of them are no longer exist, although they are living now. Speaking about God's dead death, Nietzsche pointed out that in western culture, christian faith has been declying declining to the point where the average man doesn't occupy himself with the question if God exists or not. Because of that, modern atheism is an example of stupidity and lack of courage for Nietzsche. When man doesn't ask himself about the base of reality, which would drive him to the question about God's existence, he's just a lazy fool and Nietzsche invented a term for that: the last man. The last man is someone who doesn't struggle with big existentional existential questions because he doesn't want to view life as something complicated and hard, a place where the struggle is an essence of everything. The only thing that last man want is a peaceful and comfortable life, which is an example of covardice cowardice and decline of strenght strength for Nietzsche.
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    Re: When Nietzsche speaks about death of God

    the Christian faith

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    Re: When Nietzsche speaks about death of God

    the question of whether God exists
    the question of God's existence

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    Re: When Nietzsche speaks about death of God

    If you're assuming that God is male, it's customary to capitalize He, Him, and His.

    If you don't want to imply that God has a gender, don't use male pronouns.
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