Friday, May 19, 2023

If God is Dead, Where is He Buried?

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (Sanskrit edition)

“God is dead,” said Nietzsche in The Gay ScienceEcce Homo, "behold the man" is the title of his last work. However when's the service or memorial? And where's the headstone? Has God retired to Mount Olympus with all the other Greek deities or to that ecumenical cemetery occupied by the souls of Vishnu and all the multifarious gods of Hinduism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism. The Buddha is the symbol of compassion. His image, with its heavy base, resembles one of those old rotary phones. He also influenced other Gods who needed to clean up their acts. Martin Luther played this role with the Catholic Church abolishing indulgences and redefining the notion of Grace. 

read "God Redux" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" by Gene McDaniels

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