Past Meetup

CFINO Presents: "Nietzsche and the Death of God"


Join us for Center for Inquiry Northeast Ohio's ( August Cleveland chapter meeting, which will feature a presentation by Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University (and CleFreethinkers member) Nate Radcliffe.

Nate's program is titled “Nietzsche and the Death of God: The Legacy of Christianity on Modern Secular Ethics”.

The legendary German philosopher & cultural critic Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is best known for the statement: “God is dead.” But what did Nietzsche mean by this statement, and what relevance does it have for us in the modern world? Nate’s lecture will explore Nietzsche’s claim that although the medieval metaphysical conception of God is indeed dead, the residual “poison” of Christian morality is still very much alive in the modern world. In Nate’s words:

“According to Nietzsche, modern Atheists, Skeptics, and/or Secularists continue to be ‘Christian’ because they continue to uphold the tenets that underpin Christian morality. But what difference does a lack of belief in God make if our modern morality - and its corresponding actions - looks exactly the same as it did when the belief in God was strong? Nietzsche wants to challenge our inherited Christian presuppositions by asserting that if God is really dead, then His morality should die as well.”

As usual, light refreshments will be served - see you there! :)