Man and Religion

“God is dead.” -Nietzsche, 1883

“Nietzsche is dead.” -God, 1900

Nietzsche described religion as an escape from responsibility for one’s own actions: “When man experiences the conditions of power, the imputation is that he is not their cause, that he is not responsible for them … in so far as anything great and strong in man has been conceived as superhuman and external, man has belittled himself — he has separated the two sides of himself, one very paltry and weak, one very strong and astonishing, into two spheres, and called the former ‘man,’ the latter ‘God'” (Nietzsche, The Will to Power, 86-87).

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