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God Is Dead by Omnikron13 God Is Dead by Omnikron13
Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market place, and cried incessantly: "I seek God! I seek God!"---As many of those who did not believe in God were standing around just then, he provoked much laughter. Has he got lost? asked one. Did he lose his way like a child? asked another. Or is he hiding? Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? emigrated?---Thus they yelled and laughed

The madman jumped into their midst and pierced them with his eyes. "Whither is God?" he cried; "I will tell you. We have killed him---you and I. All of us are his murderers. But how did we do this? How could we drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving? Away from all suns? Are we not plunging continually? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there still any up or down? Are we not straying, as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space? Has it not become colder? Is not night continually closing in on us? Do we not need to light lanterns in the morning? Do we hear nothing as yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition? Gods, too, decompose. 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? There has never been a greater deed; and whoever is born after us---for the sake of this deed he will belong to a higher history than all history hitherto."

Here the madman fell silent and looked again at his listeners; and they, too, were silent and stared at him in astonishment. At last he threw his lantern on the ground, and it broke into pieces and went out. "I have come too early," he said then; "my time is not yet. This tremendous event is still on its way, still wandering; it has not yet reached the ears of men. Lightning and thunder require time; the light of the stars requires time; deeds, though done, still require time to be seen and heard. This deed is still more distant from them than most distant stars---and yet they have done it themselves.

It has been related further that on the same day the madman forced his way into several churches and there struck up his requiem aeternam deo. Led out and called to account, he is said always to have replied nothing but: "What after all are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchers of God?"


Friedrich Nietzsche - The Gay Science, 1887
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bobswin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
It is getting quite dangerous to produce work like this. :(
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Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God is dead. Just kidding, he never existed.
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EntirelyInsane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Wow. Very powerful image. Interesting.
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SugarSweetSally Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010   Digital Artist
ok...
the dude needs something covering down there... 0.0
my eyes have been raped...
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JoyceArmijos Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I greatly believe in Jehovah GOD an di find this hilarous!! :)

Good Work!! :kiss:
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BERKAYBERKAYBERKAY Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wovvv :) i love it, Good Work, friend ! :)
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Objecht Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
I would get rid of the yellow police tape and make the chalk lines look more like chalk, instead of a white digital line. The message is too obvious and may look better a little more discreet.
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Omnikron13 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might well try that. The message is supposed to be obvious, but it could remain so and be less 'in your face'.

Any advice on making the outline look more like chalk? `perhaps a tutorial link?

Thanks. =)
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