“I am what I am” God
“In Him we live and move and have our being” Apostle Paul
It has happened since the birth of time. It happened when the Da Vinci code and the God delusion was published. It happened with Charles Darwin’s evolution theory… In fact, it happens every day in the lives of thousands of Christians and non- Christians: Doubting God.
Throughout mankind’s history, faith has been like a delicate butterfly that swirls and twirls amongst us. We see it, and then sometimes it eludes us… But with trouble… we can keep it in eyesight. The thing is, though, the moment we try to take hold of it… Have it within our control, our hands… All we are left with is the ruined remains … its previous captivation unthinkable.
The more I thought about this essay subject, the more I recognized the complexity of Nietzsche’s statement. I definitely disagree with Nietzsche. To prove my opinion, I will look into his perception of God, my definition of God, and comment on the search of proof for God’s existence.
Firstly, I want to use this opportunity to look into Nietzsche’s statement more deeply. According to Petri Liukkonen, director of the Kuusankoski Library in Finland, Nietzsche stated that God is dead because we do not believe in Him anymore and Christian faith is dying. When commenting that God is dead, Nietzsche is admitting, that God was (or is) alive and real. It is a simple rule: that which does not live, cannot die. Therefore, he never questions the existence of God, whether this is quondam or not. Rationally, this does not make sense. How can Nietzsche indirectly agree to the existence of God (an all-mighty, all-powerful…In essence an eternal being) and then say that He is dead?