Thursday, June 07, 2007

God is Dead and Man is Free

There is a prophetic saying of Nietzsche's: "God is dead and man is free."
He had tremendous insight into the matter. Very few people have been able to understand it, the depth of his statement. It is a milestone in the history of consciousness.
If there is a God, man can never be free - that is an impossibility. God and man's freedom cannot coexist, because the very meaning of God is that he is the creator; then we are reduced to puppets.
And if he can create us, he can destroy us at any moment. He never asked us when he created us - he is not obliged to ask us when he wants to destroy us. It is purely his whim to create or to destroy. How can you be free? You are not free even to be. Even your birth is not your freedom, nor is your death your freedom - and between these two slaveries do you think your life can be freedom?
God has to die if man's freedom is to be saved.
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