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What did Nietzsche mean by God is dead?

I’ve had this idea rolling around in my head for a long time, but I think I have a decent idea of what Nietzsche meant by his famous phrase “God is dead”.

Let’s just get right to it. For the sake of the argument, the guy below is God. People worship and revere him, and want to protect him from his enemies.

God

 

Eventually the faithful get so worried about the well-being of God, that they build an armour to protect him. This is actually the first sign that people are losing faith in God, as they don’t trust God to take care of himself.

God’s armour

 

Still at first, God is safe inside the armour and people continue to worship him. Over time though, God gets pissed off at the whole situation and leaves, or simply suffocates, leaving the armour for people to worship. People keep worshipping the hollow armour, and religion becomes a meaningless ritual with no substance to it. This is what “God is dead, and we have killed him” means.

Later on people can take a look inside the armour and see there is no God there, and say God never existed in the first place. Whether or not God actually exists or existed at any point as an entity in the universe is not as relevant as the fact that there is an inherent need in most people to have faith in God. That in itself does change how people behave, hopefully for the better.

To put this hollow armour analogy in a more abstract way, is that at first people had a genuine faith in God whether or not this faith was reciprocated by an actual God. Over the course of time this genuine God was replaced by a man-made image of God. Man got rid of the real thing in favour of a man-made facsimile. I suppose the underlying motivation is that if man made God, man can also control him.

We have to grow around Transhumanism

Transhumanism is the idea of merging man with machine to become something greater. This can be achieved in different ways such as implanting us with microchips or with cybernetic limbs, or uploading human consciousness into a computer. Or perhaps transhumanists just want to get rid of humanity once and for all to give reign to super AI as depicted in the Matrix and Terminator movies.

I have get some things out of the way first. I kinda like the term “transhuman”, if you take it in a Nietzschean ├╝bermensch way that we should spiritually evolve from the slave state we are in now. I like various kinds of science fiction and therefore having cybernetic limbs and stuff like that has some aesthetic appeal to me. I like cyberpunk created (at least to a degree) by William Gibson. I used to like the Borg on Star Trek: The Next Generation, but then Voyager violated them. Multiple times. However, those things are fictional, and if I like something to happen in works of fiction, such as various kinds of bloody murder on Game of Thrones, does not mean I would advocate it in real life.

The most obvious objection to all of this combining ourselves with machines is that someone would undoubtedly use it to control us. Most likely the people offering us all of these “enhancements”. Countless conspiracy researchers have commented on this, and I have little to add.

Some of these transhuman improvements might be beneficial, such as offering a prosthetic arm to someone who has lost their arm. Who knows, maybe even microchipping people could be a good thing, if used responsibly. I must stress though that we are light-years away from that scenario. We all know what sort of evil bastards are running this planet. We step away from using technology and cybernetic as a useful tool to help the disabled, however, if and when we think a healthy body needs technological improvement.

Transhumanism, as pandered by Kurzweil and his ilk, is based on a faulty assumption, which is that man becoming machine would improve him. I can relate to the notion that we are a spirit trapped in a body, which limits us, and we want to go beyond that. However the transhuman solution would enslave us even further. It is a materialist answer to a spiritual problem arising due to our material part. The transhuman merging with machine would enslave us further to the material, not liberate us. A cybernetic brain might allow us to think faster, or artificial limbs make us stronger, but ultimately they are mere gimmicks. The solution to this problem is not to mutilate the body with improvements, but to accept it as it is. Then you can find out you can actually do more than your feeble body allows you to. Men can move mountains and masses of millions of people. And it isn’t really thanks to technology, but due to will.

Transhumanism isn’t really a new thing. Transhumanism is merely the contemporary manifestation of an older trend, which is to become digital from the analog state of nature. The conflict between the organic and the artificial. Just in last few decades most of technology has shifted from analog to digital. It seems we are reaching the culmination of someone’s Great Work (even though I don’t know if this trend has really anything to do with Freemasons, but I would wager it does). This transhuman ideal wishes to turn life itself from spontaneous and organic to something scripted and predictable. Ultimately this has nothing to do with the outer, physical world, but it wants to replace the natural archetypes in our consciounesses with artificial ones.

In my interpretation this is, as I have written previously, Luciferianism. Transhumanism is nothing but Luciferianism with a sci-fi slant. I’m not the first to say this, but I can say I sort of reached the conclusion on my own, at least. Luciferianism is basically the notion that man created God, instead of God creating man. God here, does not refer to any Christian or other religious notion, it simply refers to the underlying natural principle in creation. Perhaps we could substitute God with nature is this sense, or say that nature is a perceivable manifestation of the divine principle called God. In this sense, it is logical only to conclude that God created man, and not vice versa. The Luciferians want to screw with the natural order of things, to make creation in their image, to make God in their own image.

I see this artificiality in the minds of men having existed for millennia, growing stronger as time goes on. It is not a new thing, but I guess we can say it has evolved into modernity.

The solution to free us from Luciferian artificial transhumanism is not to reject it unconditionally. We are all already transhuman to a degree. Mac Tonnies, author of Cryptoterrestrials and a transhumanist, said that if you drive a car, you are a transhumanist. If that is true, then certainly we are transhuman if we use a computer. Yet that is not certainly any cause to give up and let Kurzweil infect us with his nanobots. We have to grow around the partial transhuman in us. That is what life does. Machines and computers understand only 1 or 0. Living things have a whole rainbow of options to choose from. Like a plant growing through asphalt, it might not be the most pleasant environment for it, but the plant merely bites his allegorical teeth and says “fuck it”.