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God Is Dead: Evidence Concerning the Human Condition on Behalf of Friedrich Nietzsche
The phrase “God is dead,” when heard outside of context, can fall on the ears of the religious as something strikingly blasphemous. It may fall on the ears of the secular as something quite nihilistic and pessimistic. When taken out of context, a very rich and thought-provoking idea can be completely lost to the emotional hostility provoked in the mind of anyone with staunchly held preconceived notions. “God is dead,” however dark the phrase may sound, is a call to self-reflection. It is a phrase that will, when read with a set of evidences, force the reader to reflect on the milestones that humanity has achieved, both socially and physically, in the small and largely unfettered existence which humanity has possessed. When pondered within context, it is an idea that will force any reader to realize that, since the beginning, mankind has been a creative and impeccably persevering lot that has existed for hundreds of thousands of years, largely due to an exceptional ability to adapt and change prevailing attitudes based on what is needed for survival.
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It is most definitely the case that many of these individuals had very little of a following while they still drew their breaths within this plane of existence, while still others were never even heard of by their contemporary peers; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche can very easily be considered one of the latter case. Nietzsche’s argument, “God is dead,” is supported with both Metaphysical and Epistemological evidence within his works “The Gay Science”, “On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense,” and “The Birth of

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