Thursday, April 26, 2007

Nietzsche was wrong, but perhaps he had a point.

Designer Babies? Just who in the hell do we think we are?

"God is dead. God remains dead. 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? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?" -Friedrich Nietzsche

Despite what Nietzsche may have personally believed, I don't think that, in this passage, he was implying that God is, in fact, "physically" dead. As a matter of fact, I think maybe Nietzsche was misunderstood on this particular quote and in that context perhaps he was right. God is not dead, but man has filled the place in his heart reserved for God, with himself and his perverted, perception of his own worthiness. Yet man cannot fully occupy that space. We lack the fundamental assets that are required of the divine. Man has no moral compass of his own.

The very idea of right and wrong has long since been rooted in the concept that there IS a God and we (mankind) are accountable to him for our actions. We build, we fly, we research, we understand, we innoculate, we cure, we create and alter our own environments and now....we make life in a test tube and discard it with the days trash.

Man has given himself credit for the very existance of the power he wields and thus exhalted himself to the rank of his own God. He wields this power with carlessness and indiscretion. He has crawled into the chair and propped his feet up on the desk of God but is too stupid to realize that that doesn't make him makes him an imposter.

God is not dead. Man has just declared him so. This should frighten us all.