Western Culture & The Death of God

Lauren Reiff
6 min readApr 25, 2019

The German philosopher Nietzsche was famous for invoking the aphorism “God is dead” sometime in the 19th century and forevermore, those of us living in the present have been vaguely haunted by this ominous phrase. Never mind the context that Nietzsche wrote it in, the manner in which this phrase is worrisomely turned over and over by many today shows how hazily unsettled we are by it, and what very well may be the piercing truth…

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