Nietzsche & Plato Response Do Term Paper

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But this sense of a death of nationalism, or one's personal belief is different than Nietzsche's statement because no ideology has kind of hold Christianity did upon the world when Nietzsche wrote in 19th century Europe.

Response 2

Do you think we reached a point where we no longer need God?

On one hand, it is possible to see humanity's ability to engage in scientific discovery as proof of the glory of rationality as opposed to following the 'herd' of faith. But science can also confirm that human beings are not very important in the grand scheme of things, unlike most religions which are concerned with human choice and fate. Darwin's discovery that humans are descendents of primates, Mendel's realization that a great deal of our behavior is determined by our genes, even the discovery that the universe does not revolve around the earth shows us that much of our lives and even our moral characters may be subject to forces beyond our control. However, it is very difficult to live with this knowledge, and the ability to pray, and to try to be 'good' in the hopes that it will make our lives or our afterlife better is still attractive -- this is why there are 'no atheists in foxholes,' in other words, when the going gets tough, even atheists forget their conviction, and pray.

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