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Re: God is dead

Posted by ESC on June 08, 2001

In Reply to: Re: God is dead posted by R. Berg on June 08, 2001

: : Does this mean that there was once a God?
: : Is it a belief that there never was a God?
: : Or does someone say this to describe the uncaring, blind God?

: When Nietzsche said "God is dead," he meant, more or less, that people's beliefs and values were becoming more secular. I typed "nietzsche god dead" into Google and got lots of links. The one below connects with an interpretation of the saying. If the link disappears because somebody posts a follow-up, this is the URL:
: http://www.utexas.edu/courses/hilde/Phl_304/godisdead.html

: When people today say "God is dead," they might mean any number of things. Sometimes it's a dramatic way of saying "I don't believe, and religion has failed us."

I thought it meant the belief that there was once a Creator God (thus neatly explaining how the universe came to be) but He died. When was it that the concept "God is dead" got a lot of media attention? 60s or 70s?