God is dead - Friedrich Nietzsche

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What did Nietzsche mean by the phrase "God is dead"?
He didn't mean God was once alive and is now dead; he is saying that belief in God has stopped being reasonable.
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What did Nietzsche say that had replaced God?
Culture and philosophy.
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What did Alistair McGrath say?
"There was longer any need for a God to conform or underwrite a settled and stable order of moral values, social relations, or rules of thought. All could be established w/ certainty and universality through human reason."
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What are some implications for the slogan "God is dead" for society?
We have a "gap" without God, our ideas of right and wrong or good and evil don't make sense in a world without God.
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What is another impication?
It takes away clear guidelines about how we should live, which things to value, etc.
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