50 Best Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes About Life

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

I remember the very first day my philosophy professor said Nietzsche’s most iconic phrase “God is dead”. Most of our class of 500 students gasped in disbelief — no one ever outright says something like that.

I even remember some students walking out because of how offended they were. I didn’t gasp or leave, I sat there willing to listen.

We are all entitled to our beliefs in life. At the same token, we should know why we believe in something and not be opposed hearing differing perspectives about life. And these Friedrich Nietzsche quotes prove he wasn’t afraid to say what he believed in. Ever.

Philosophy is the study of questioning existence and values. It is not the practice of deeming one way of answering a question as superior.

I personally don’t agree with all of Nietzsche’s philosophies on life, Christianity, or death, but I couldn’t help but wonder why Nietzsche thought God was dead. I wanted to understand his perspective.

What really perplexed about Nietzsche was that he believed we the people killed God. Nietzsche viewed God as dead because as society made scientific advancements, the importance of Christianity and its teachings declined, resulting in the “death of God”.

Then he questioned the meaningfulness of life if there was no God. He felt that if God was dead, life no longer had meaning.

Believe it or not, Nietzsche was the son of a pastor. He did not grow up believing that life and religion were meaningless. It was when the philosopher matured, that he began to see Christianity as pointless. To Nietzsche, religion crushed individuality. It robbed life of its freedoms.

Nietzsche believed in existentialism. He wanted others to question the meaning of life as well, in hopes it would start a reformation. Nietzsche wanted us to fight against the values we were conditioned to have, to be able to begin a new life that allowed us the freedom to create our own path.

If you’re interested in learning more about his beliefs on life, check out these thought-provoking Friedrich Nietzsche quotes below.

1. Nietzsche’s philosophy on existentialism.

“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. 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 …

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50 Easter Letter Board Quote Ideas

What does Easter mean to you and your family?

There are so many celebrations of life that we have as humans — we celebrate birthdays, memorials … sometimes even half-birthdays. One major celebration that Christians celebrate is the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after his crucifixion, most commonly known as Easter Sunday.

Easter — to Christians and non-christians alike — is a holiday about hope, love, and rebirth. It’s a day that’s supposed to be filled with family and friends getting together over a traditional Easter supper, and kids running around on Easter egg hunts, filling their Easter baskets with candy, chocolate and gifts.

And for Christians, Easter is a time to celebrate the love that God has for us that he was willing to give up his only son — giving us a second chance at life and love.

Easter is the foundation of the Christian faith and is a very significant day in the lives of Christians. Easter Sunday is the day we put on our “best” outfits, go to church and eat an amazing celebration dinner to celebrate God and Christ and their everlasting love.

Dressing up and Easter egg hunts are a few things that I used to enjoy growing up as a child, and as a fellow Christian, I look forward to spending time with family and friends and showing them how much I love them. While my family enjoys the Easter festivities, we try to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and we celebrate with the intentions of giving all the thanks and glory to God.

Spring brings flowers, sunshine and beautiful skies after winter. Both Easter and Spring gives us a second chance at life. When the weather begins to get nicer and when Easter comes we have the chance to start over with whatever goals we promised to begin in the new year. During this time, we are able to appreciate love and family.

Easter Sunday is a day of love, family, friends, and rebirth, so if you’re looking for a cute Easter quote about God to use on your felt letter board, we’ve got you covered. Take a look below at the best Easter letter board quote ideas to inspire you on your way to Sunday service.

1. Love and Easter will always be in-sync.

“Hoppy Easter from some-bunny who loves you!”—Unknown

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15 Faith Bible Quotes For When You Feel Distant From God

Help me to believe.

“I do believe. Lord, help me overcome my unbelief,” is a faith quote and Bible verse found in the gospel scripture Mark 9:24 — a person believes in God but at the same time doesn’t.

What causes unbelief and how do you regain your faith and believe in God again?

It’s a strange thing that happens in your teens and early 20’s. Sometimes when you try to claim your faith as your own, and not the one your parents laid out for you, there is an internal shift.

You start doing things that not only your parents but also the church would not approve of. You are introduced to things that were sold to you as immoral and abominable, but they become important parts of your life. As you learn to trust yourself and how you fit into the world around you, sometimes your faith will fall by the wayside.

It is a strange thing, reclaiming your faith as an adult. I was raised in a very religious household. My parents are both very VERY Catholic. My mother ran the first communion program in our church, and my grandmother was in charge of the music.

I have four brothers, all of which served as altar boys, and I was recruited to sing in the choir. We attended mass every week, sometimes more than once.

My mother had a rule which was often recognized where if we misbehaved, we would have to repeat mass. Sometimes we would have to go weekday mornings before school if we attended the last mass of the day.

Now as an adult, I haven’t been to a church service (weddings aside) in over 3 years. I have been struggling with my faith, and I don’t even know if I have any anymore. I am too uncomfortable going into church with my family, having not been there in so long, not wanting them to know of my uncertainty.

The one aspect of religion that stays with me through all of this is prayer. I don’t know who I am praying to. Do I think it’s God or the Universe, or is it just comforting to say what I want or what I need out loud? Truly, I don’t know.

It’s a strange thing but, I don’t know if I even want to believe anymore.

For those of you who are struggling, here are

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11 Bible Verses On Worry To Remind You That God Is In Control

“Be anxious for nothing…” —Phillippians 4:6

There are many popular Bible verses to help you combat anxiety, and worry. The Bible says to cast your fears on God because his gift to us is perfect peace.

Will believing that God is in control cure your anxiety?

There are lots of stories about men and women who were faithful strong and courageous during times of stress.

In fact, one of the most popular Bible verses ever written is Philippians 4:6, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

Easier said than done, right?

Stress is a heavy burden. Anxiety is the worst thing to carry around with you. It ages you, ruins your posture, weathers your skin, encourages you to over-eat, or under-eat. It causes health problems, and mental health problems, insomnia, and fatigue.

Stress is the direct result of fear and worry. Sometimes its small worries like being late to work, or burning your dinner. Sometimes it’s big worries like not being able to pay your bills or never amounting to your potential. Worry translates directly to stress.

The phrase itself is not that literal. It is prompting us to trust that everything is part of a greater plan. God’s plan, the universe’s plan, whatever you believe in. There’s little in life that we can change. We can work hard and strive to be our best every day and hope that things work out, but we can’t worry things into existence.

We can, however, pray that whatever comes our way we are able to handle it. We can manifest our own strength through prayer and faith, (whether that faith is in God or in ourselves). If we are able to trust our own conviction in conflict, that should prove to alleviate a lot of the pressure we carry with us day-to-day.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Bible, think of the Beatles. “When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.”

Here are 11 Bible verses quoted from scripture help you keep your faith during times of anxiety, fear, and doubt.

1. God is your place of peace.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, …

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What You Should Know Before Dating A Christian Woman, According To The Bible

It certainly won’t be easy.

There are two kinds of people in this world that can be pretty difficult to fall in love with: criminals and Christians. Weird combination right? I’m sure criminals being on that list makes perfect sense to you.

After all, they’re people who committed crimes. It seems like the only other person that could really understand why would be another criminal. But why Christians?

Christians aren’t bad people. They’re taught to be nice and to love everyone and they’re all about spreading God’s word.

That sounds like the perfect person to fall in love with. But the problem with falling for a Christian is while it might seem nice, it might actually be a lot of trouble.

I’m going to specifically talk about men falling for a Christian woman here.

If you happen to be a woman who’s fallen in love with a Christian woman, you’ve got a whole ‘nother battle ahead of you, so I’ll just stick to the men’s side. So what exactly is the problem here?

The idea of falling in love with a Christian woman is similar to when you think the popular girl likes you because she’s nice to you when she’s actually just nice to everyone. It’s not that you’re special to her, she’s just being herself.

The same principle applies to Christians as a whole and in this case, Christian women.

She’s just being nice because she’s supposed to be. That’s what the Bible teaches. Ever hear “love thy neighbor?” —​ Matthew 22:39

But of course, the heart wants what the heart wants, and I certainly won’t stop you from shooting your shot. But, before you fire away, there are a couple of things you need to know.

Specifically, three brutal truths about what it means to love a Christian woman.

1. You will never be the most important person in her life.

While in most relationships the two will always put each other first, in a Christian one it’s all about putting God first.

Quote: “You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.” This means that no matter what you do, God will always be first in her heart. —​ Deuteronomy 6:5

Now before you try to get competitive with God, let me remind you that that’s not a bad thing. To her, putting God first is …

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45 Thomas Aquinas Quotes & The 5 Ways He Proved God Exists

Simply the most influential philosopher in the Catholic world.

Does God exist? Lots of people wonder if God is real, including Thomas Aquinas. He knew that it was hard to imagine a supreme being out in the universe without seeing evidence of his work here on Earth.

Using Natural Law, Aquinas developed five ways to prove the existence of God, and people still lean on his process to this day.

When looking for a way to prove the existence of God, people often start with themselves.

It’s normal to ask if God is real and then to wonder who He is and why He does things in a certain way?

If God exists, and His purpose is connected with planet Earth, then where is He now and why does he allow bad things to happen?

These questions and arguments in favor of or against the existence of God have led to the practice of Christian and Catholic apologetics.

Apologists argue not only in favor of the existence of God, but how humans should relate to him, what the rules of man and nature are according to God, and the practicing out of a person’s faith and religious doctrine.

Unlike many Catholics who argued during that time period using the Bible, Thomas Aquinas, an apologist, knew that the only way to convince nonbelievers what to use logic and reason.

Thomas Aquinas is one of the most prolific writers of natural law in history. His so-called “Five Proofs” was transformative when it came to arguing for why we could have a creator of the world — using reason and logic.

There are 5 proofs rooted in natural law that support the existence of God. If you wonder whether or not he exists, or debating with someone that He does, here how Thomas Aquinas approached the topic.

Motion

The first proof for demonstrating whether or not actually does exist was the argument of motion. In the argument of motion, something that is moving has to have had something else to move it.

Aquinas argued that for the earth to spin a mover, or creator of the spin had to start the momentum. A great mover “aka God”, Aquinas argued, was responsible for where we are today. Our universe expands every second, which would require a beginning from somewhere in the universe, and God had to be it.

Cause and Effect

Thomas Aquinas’s …

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12 Bible Verses For Christians Who Believe In The Bible & Science

Lord give us the strength to believe in what we cannot see!

Have you lost your faith in God? There are many challenges to faith: world events, science vs. the Bible, and bad things happen to good people… the list goes on and on.

The word of God speaks to believers about losing their faith and encourages Christians to stand strong when doubt starts to overtake belief.

Science wants evidence to prove belief, and that’s why you have a theory before you can say something is a law. A hypothesis tests the theory, which has to be repeatable and under a controlled environment. But, who controls God?

It’s hard to put him in a box and expect him to act the same with every person in a timely fashion. This is one of the clashes between science and the concept of faith as described in the Bible.

The world of science is often at odds with the world of religion. Where one lacks, the other makes up. And that can be conflicting for modern believers of God.

There is not an on/off switch for these two beliefs. Of course, there are radical Christians who deny the laws and rationale of science. They believe that God’s plan is not to be interfered with or altered, at any cost.

Most Christians hold a dual belief in both faith and science. These believers find comfort in the two because they fill in the blanks of each other. What science cannot explain, faith does, and vice versa.

Often, a lot of the controversy is fabricated to fit a certain agenda. Scientists and Christians are often pinned against each other in the mainstream media.

Also, political agendas offer a breeding ground for altercations between the two groups. Republican politician Ben Carson spoke to this topic when dismissed of his opinions because of his faith.

Carson said, “I’m not going to denigrate you because of your faith, and you shouldn’t denigrate me for mine.” This quote is important to remember because it boils down each belief to different sides of the same coin.

At the end of the day, science is just as much of a belief as faith. The root of science is concrete and tangible proof. The root of faith is the belief in things you cannot see. But both require the same amount of trust in the institution. God rewards those who believe …

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20 Bible Quotes About What Heaven Is Like

Just sittin here dreaming about heaven.

Everyone wants to go to Heaven if they aren’t sure it exists. The Bible talks about heaven. The word ‘Heaven’ is mentioned 622 in the King James Bible, (NIV 422 times).

How far is Heaven?

According to the Bible, there are three Heavens in total. The Book of Genesis says that there are three Heavens, and the furthest is called “The Heavens of Heavens’. (Genesis 28:12)

What is Heaven?

It is believed to be at the throne of God. Deuteronomy and the book of Kings describe Heaven as the home of the saints, where choirs of angels sing. Heaven is a spiritual place of peace, harmony, and filled with God’s love.

When a person dies, they are gathered up by angels and taken to be with God where his Kingdom awaits. If you’ve ever lost someone you love, you hope to see them again up in Heaven.

From hymns in the church to rap songs on the radio, Heaven is a place everyone hopes to be one day when Earth is no longer your living option.

What is Heaven like?

Some people fear they will never make it to Heaven because it’s a perfect place, free of sin. There is no hate in Heaven. There’s no sadness, anxiety, fear, or malice. There is no racism, no sexism, no depression, no money. It is said to be perfect.

Humans have always been obsessed with the idea of Heaven. We make movies about it like What Dreams May Come, and TV shows like “The Good Place” and “Good Omens”. There are songs, books, discussion groups, and podcasts all dedicated to the idyllic utopia. But why are we so obsessed?

How do you get to Heaven?

According to the Bible, we must starve ourselves of many earthly temptations to forge our way into Heaven. As the Bible states many times Heaven isn’t promised. It is also impulsively challenging for we don’t know what Heaven is told hold.

If we live our lives by the book, are we sure to like it there? And lastly, there is no proof of Heaven, so we must all live in pursuit of a promised land that we have only heard tell about. We must rely only on faith, that we are doing what is correct, to chisel our way into paradise.

If you wonder what Heaven is like or

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7 Bible Verses That Celebrate Love, Feminism & Gender Equality

Girl power (in Christ)

What does the Bible have to say about women and gender equality? There are lots of great women found in the Bible, and more then likely these females were early feminists. When you are involved in personal Bible study, it can be hard to find mutual identity in both feminism and Christianity.

Christianity has some harsh verses that if taken at a surface level can feel demeaning and sexist toward women, and put off to females who are feminists.

What is feminism?

Feminism is a word that comes with many different implications. But the actual definition is inarguable.

The definition of feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Feminism is just the principle of advocating for equal rights for both women and men.

As Christian women, it’s hard to know what are we to do as feminists when it seems that we are to accept our fate as forever being a vessel made for a man. It is our responsibility to dig deeper and really discover the message behind these oft misinterpreted verses.

First, we must discover what feminism is. We must also determine why it is important in modern-day Christianity.

We must also learn how to interpret and apply Biblical verses with seemingly antiquated and demeaning messages to modern-day gender roles.

And finally, we must remember the verses that prove that God sees us all as equal, no matter our gender.

Why is feminism important in modern-day Christianity?

Feminism is important in modern-day Christianity because all fights for human equality are important in every aspect of life.

It is important to know that gender, race, and orientation have nothing to do with the way we worship, and the way that God loves us.

It is important that everyone feels at home in the eyes of the Lord.

How to interpret gender roles from Biblical verses with antiquated and demeaning messages

The Bible has a lot of verses that can seem antiquated and demeaning toward women. Ephesians Chapter 5 is a tough read if you take it at surface level.

It says, “22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is …

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11 Bible Verses About Walking By Faith, Not By Sight

Faith in things hoped for that are unseen.

Trust is core to any relationship, and that goes the same with trusting God or having faith in promises quotes from Bible scripture.

Where in the Bible does it say ‘walk by faith, not by sight?’

One of the best Bible verses on faith and trust comes from 2 Corinthians. If you’re a Christian, it’s possible that you have heard the popular phrase ‘walk by faith’ before, in and out of biblical context. This popular quote comes from 2 Corinthians 5.

In Bible verse 7, the apostle Paul writes what happens when you walk by sight. When you go by your own understanding, you take a very literal approach to everything that you encounter.

You look for explanations to all of life’s questions and you limit our understanding to what you can tangibly observe. But when you “walk by faith, and not by sight” you open up doors to belief and trust.

Faith and trusting God lead us to new understandings, hope, and scripture-based opportunities.

Chapter 5 of 2 Corinthians was written by Paul in Macedonia during his third missionary journey, a few months after the authorship of 2 Corinthians.

2 Corinthians 5:7 tells us, “For we live by faith, not by sight…”. This reinforces the ideals of blind trust. When your faith is grounded in your undeniable belief in God and Christ, you will be rewarded in the afterlife.

Therefore, walking by faith means living out your daily life with the reminder that everything you do is for God and his glory.

This kind of thinking also gives us something to live for. Many people struggle with living a fulfilling life on Earth because they are in constant fear of death.

But when you walk with faith, your eyes are opened to the possibilities of happiness and fulfillment after you leave our bodies.

Though you may not be able to see the path laid out in front of you, God does. On Earth, you see obstacles as a confirmation that God has abandoned us. But it is actually the opposite!

God places troubling times in our lives to prepare us for our higher calling. Hindsight is 20/20 because we can see the lessons we have learned through every experience.

God has this viewpoint from the moment you are born to the moment you enter His kingdom. Trusting that He will guide …

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