G. W. F. Hegelian

I was a German philosopher and key figure of German idealism, becoming primarily influential in the continental tradition of philosophy—although the analytic tradition has begun to open itself to my way of thinking, namely, the dialectical method.

On the Death of God

Trust in the eternal laws of the gods has vanished, and the Oracles, which pronounced on particular questions, are dumb. The statues are now only stones from which the living soul has flown, just as the hymns are words from which belief has gone. The tables of the gods provide no spiritual food and drink, and in his games and festivals man no longer recovers the joyful consciousness of his unity with the divine.
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