supplemental reading

In addition to the video, Gavin asked me to let him take some pictures to go along with the parable. I’ve included that text here, as well as the full parable and a link to a book that offers a sample of Nietzsche’s incendiary writings.

God is Dead, and we Have Killed Him

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) is one of the greatest 19th century thinkers. He was also an important cultural critic, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and intellectual history. At 44 he suffered a collapse and a complete loss of his mental faculties.

A few years ago I was asked to tell the parable on camera by the photographer Gavin Millar. I have included this vide for today’s reflection.