A friend of mine shared this link on FB. Click on the picture above if you want to read a poem in which Nietzsche tells us that we have just killed God.

This notion of man being able to murder God suggests that man is also able to give birth to God.
In fact this is what we have done during all our history. We tried to recreate the world according to our needs. Most of the time we have been doing it naively, without a plan and without even being aware of what we were doing. And things went on relatively OK, in the sense that the lot of the entire humanity had gradually improved. Not in a linear manner, not equally distributed across the globe but nevertheless, on average, a certain improvement.
For the last 100 years or so we, or at least some of us, have started to figure out what was going on and to come up with ‘fresh’ ideas.
I wonder where this intended/looked for/carefully planned development will take us.
Meanwhile I cannot shake Goethe’s The sorcerer’s Apprentice from my head. Do we really know what are we doing?


http://germanstories.vcu.edu/goethe/zauber_e3.html