“For God knows that in the day you eat of it, you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”—Genesis 3:5
“But he who sins against me injures himself, all those who hate me love death.”—Proverbs 8:36
Birth of Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche,
October 15, 1844
There is an old joke that goes something like this:
“God is dead.”—Friedrich Nietzsche
“Nietzsche is dead.”—God
ccording to Christian historian Paul Johnson, the ideas of four men shaped the intellectual world of the 20th, and now 21st, centuries: Nietzsche, Marx, Darwin, and Freud. Two were German Jews, one a Protestant pastor’s son, and the fourth studied for the Anglican ministry. They were born in 1844, 1818, 1809, and 1856 respectively. They influenced the world in a variety of disciplines. Nietzsche’s works spanned philosophical polemics, poetry, cultural criticism, and fiction. His ideas dramatically affected religion, philology, music, art, tragedy, and science.