This article is about the philosophical concept described god and philosophy pdf Nietzsche. Of course the spirit in which it is intended is a verily Nietzschean manifestation, however it is important to consider the material that gave rise to this idea.
In Mainländer’s more than 200 pages long criticism of Schopenhauer’s metaphysics, he argues against one cosmic unity behind the world, and champions a real multiplicity of wills struggling with each other for existence. It is therefore declared to be dead. It has, by changing its being, totally and completely shattered itself. God has died and his death was the life of the world. And we have killed him.
How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us?