“God is Dead”
“The greatest new event- that ‘God is Dead’, that belief in the
Christian God is no longer credible- is already beginning to cast
shadows across Europe.”
-A belief in nothing
-With God the world has meaning, but without God the world is
-Without God, there is no objective being to which everything is
measured. All morality becomes relative to us.
-The declarations that god is dead says there is no objective value. Any
objective value is that which we created. Truth is also relative,
therefore there is no truth. Evil then becomes a matter of perspective
depending on how it relates to the individual. There is no God that sets
A New Beginning
-“’God is Dead’ implies for Nietzsche a new understanding of the world
without beginning and without a goal. There is no goal/meaning
objectively. There is of course morality, but everything is what we have
created for the world, not God.
-‘Nothing is true’ and ‘all is allowed.’ The foundations of morality is
-There is no God, therefore anything is allowed. There is no objective
morality, no punishment or reward for what is right or wrong.
-Nietzsche dismisses the moralizing ontology and the ontologizing
morality. God in creation, molds the world after his image. This places
a value into the ontology itself. “Trees are good BECAUSE God created
them.” Any value that anything has is a value that we place in them,
not God. There is no intrinsic value. -The dualism is the problem. It turns us away from life. This dualism
makes us look to God when we should be looking at ourselves for
-Christian morality takes the initiative away from us by having
someone (religion) else tells us what we ought to do.
-There are no moral phenomena, only interpretations of phenomena.
-Master morality vs. Slave morality. Christian morality is a slave
morality. It values love for others, pity, selflessness. It is the
perspective of the weak. The things that are of value to the weak
become virtues. Master morality values power, nobility, strength, and
egoism. What is good in the slave morality is evil in the master
morality and vice versa.
Beyond Good and Evil
-All morality, also morality beyond good and evil, implies some form of
tyranny against ‘nature’ since there is no intrinsic morality in nature.
This is necessary
-It is a strong individual who