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THE DEATH OF GOD After summarizing the various philosophers that have been analyzed this semester it is evident that the philosophers Rousseau Marx Freud and Nietzsche believe that the death of God serves as no real consequence to the nature of humanity The existence of God in the eyes of these philosophers does in fact complicate and manipulate the nature of humanity and should be disregarded and dispelled as false belief and a simple means of security God to these philosophers is merely an imaginative figure that serves as support for certain questions that beings have not yet been able to explain In fact the writings of Marx and Freud argued that the death of God was necessary for progress and happiness to occur in society However the last reading of the semester the philosopher Simon Weil argued that while none of these men believe religion should been taken seriously they in their own words replace the existing norms with their on religion Each philosopher takes a different perspective on which faculty of society the idea of God represses or not in Weils case A deeper analytical discussion will demonstrate how these different philosophers react to the death of God The writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau had lasting effects on American democracy that are still felt today His book The Social Contract entails how societies should interact and how governments should be run Rousseau stressed that in order for a government and its society to effectively exist that one must be a dedicated citizen Here is where Rousseau discredits Christianity and the role of God in humanity Rousseau disputed that Christianity expected too much from its followers and that it construed the way a government was administered The consequence of this doubling of powers has been a perpetual conflict of jurisdictions which has made it impossible for there to be any sound polity in Christian states and no one has ever been able to
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