Made in the Image of God | Forgiveness is Evidence of Human Goodness and a Reflection of Divinity

“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.

How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?

What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?

What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us?

Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?”

— Nietzsche, The Gay Science, Section 125

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote these words in 1882.

He was commenting on how Enlightenment-fueled secularism had killed Judeo-Christian morality.

Due to our “cancel culture,” one mistake can ruin a person’s life. 

Outraged activists can “call out” offensive opinions or ancient provocative tweets to end careers.

Nietzsche predicted that the West would be locked

in cycles of Christian theology with no way out.

We are inundated with shame and obsessed with sin, but secularist fundamentalism has shat on the redemption that the Christian religion used to provide.
Sometimes it seems that redemption is no longer possible.
But it is.

Have we lost the will to forgive or the ability to forgive?

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