God’s existence or rather Death
Mankind unless God was to make this his will, which he has not done thus far, although this has not stopped various philosophers from trying to persuade their audiences one way or another. Plato believed that gods did exist, although in a much different way than how Christianity has portrayed God. Rene Descartes argued that no effect can be greater than its cause and, therefore, an idea of an object has less objective reality than the formal reality of the actual existence of the object because the idea is dependent on reality. Therefore, because the formal reality is greater than the objective reality, God must exist. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s philosophy said that the concept of God means that there is a being of God. Friedrich Nietzsche, however, believed that God is dead because he no longer has the same power over the morality of human beings that he once did. This is because human beings no longer have the same respect for the word of God, as Christianity was becoming less popular than before. This idea can be paired up with Nietzsche’s idea of the overman or “Superman”, as this ideology shows that certain people, according to Nietzsche, are above conventional morality in society. These ideologies by Nietzsche are valuable because they present morality in a much different manner than other philosophers, although they are not necessarily viable, as they would lead to a great deal of havoc in the world. The ideologies of Nietzsche do hold some value, but they do not prove anything and, therefore, cannot be viewed as the truth.An example of how views of this question differ is shown through the philosophical works The Genealogy of Morals, by Friedrich Nietzsche, and Ethics, by Baruch Spinoza. These texts provide the reader with differing opinions on what human morality means. Nietzsche takes God out of the equation completely by saying that concepts good and evil have changed with the times throughout history and they will continue to do so as society changes, which is how he explains that God has figuratively died.