Friday, July 23, 2010

If I Had a Twitter Account, I'd Twitter This

It's worth remembering that in his first substantial* passage on the notion that "God is Dead" (The Gay Science, Book 3, Sect. 125), Nietzsche attributes the notion to a "madman" who is addressing not people who believe in God, but people who do not.

(...which just goes to show why I'm not made for Twitter, or at any rate not ready for it, since that comes to 207 characters not counting the link (or the footnote), half again as many as are permitted on that site.)


* It's mentioned in passing in the first section of Book 3 of the same work, but section 125 is the first one in which it is the central subject.

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