Friedrich Nietzsche

German philosopher (1844–1900)

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a German philosopher, whose critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered on a basic question regarding the foundation of values and morality.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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  • "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him."[1]     
Simple: God is a belief that man does not need anymore.
What it means: Nietzsche is not saying that God is physically dead, but that the idea of using God for morals and ethics is dead.
  • "Faith: not wanting to know what is true."[1]     
Simple: Faith is what people believe in when they do not want to know the truth.
What it means: Nietzsche was an atheist and thought people had gods so they would not have to face the truth.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Happy Science, 1882

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