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“The statement that God is dead comes from Nietzsche

and has recently been trumpeted abroad by some German and American theologians.

But the good Lord has not died of this; He who dwells in the heaven laughs at them.”

Karl Barth on this date, 2/24/1967, is said to have written the above in a letter.  One may not agree with all this Swiss Reformed theologian said/wrote but there is surely truth here – God is not dead, He is not even sick.

Barth was born 5/10/1886 at Basel, Switzerland and died there 12/10/1968.

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