3rd October 2019

“In 1882, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, prophet of the post-Christian world, proclaimed that God was dead. Nietzsche imagined a madman running into the marketplace, looking frantically for God. When the amused bystanders asked where he thought God had gone – had he taken a vacation, perhaps, or emigrated? – the madman glowered at them. 'Where has God gone?' he demanded. 'We have killed him, you and I. We are his murderers!' As a result, humanity had lost its basic orientation. 'Do we not stray,' the madman asked in despair, 'as though through an infinite nothingness?'”

Karen Armstrong