Posted by R. Berg on June 08, 2001
In Reply to: Re: God is dead posted by ESC 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?
I think Nietzsche was angrier than that. I found (again on Google) 1966 mentioned as the year of Time magazine's "God Is Dead" cover story (but wasn't it "Is God Dead?"). Link is below, and again, URL is here in case a follow-up makes the link go away.
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