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The significance of the death of God for Nietzsche.

Explain the significance of the death of God in Zarathsutra for Nietzsche

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When Zarathustra came down from the mountain, he first met a hermit and had a conversation with him. Zarathustra asked him what he was doing in the forest and the hermit said he is there singing and praising his God. And Zarathustra said to him, "Let me go quickly lest I take something from you...But when Zarathustra was alone, he spoke thus to his heart: 'Could it be possible? This old saint in the forest has not yet heard of this, that God is dead!" (Prologue #2).

The death of God for Zarathustra means commitment to the earth. It means the celebration and uplifting of human beings. He thus started preaching fidelity to the earth: "I beseech you, my brothers, remain faithful to the earth and do not believe those who speak to you of otherworldly hopes!" (Prologue #3). Since ...

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The death of God for Zarathustra means commitment to the earth. It means the celebration and uplifting of human beings. Zarathustra therefore started preaching fidelity to the earth: "I beseech you, my brothers, remain faithful to the earth and do not believe..."

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