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 PHIL 200-002 - Friedrich Nietzsche
 Henry, the Man
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John Edelmon
Fledgling

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Posted - Apr 21 2013 :  03:00:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For my friend, Henry:

     Henry, the man.
     Can you do things no man can?
     Can you save me from death?
     Do you have stinky breath?


Henry Thomas
Apprentice

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Posted - Apr 22 2013 :  7:07:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To the first question my answer is: if there's anything no man can do, then it's something I don't believe I would be able to do either. As for the second question, I believe death is something that we just have to deal with; it is a part of life, and no one can be saved from it ultimately. As to the third question, I'm not sure: were you trying to be funny or philosophical?

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John Edelmon
Fledgling

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Posted - Apr 24 2013 :  10:58:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The point is that death is a certainty. It is as certain as our manhood. Even something as seemingly simple as bad breath exemplifies our inherent imperfection.

It is unfortunate that in our age, the certainty of manhood is at question and we have resorted to explaining death as part of life. Death is not part of life. It is the end of a life.

Vanity of vanities! Wants, Wisdom, and Work -- All is vanity apart from God.
King Solomon puts it well. It almost reminds me of Nietzsche.
"Then I said in my heart, 'What happens to the fool happens to me also. Why then have I been so very wise?' And I said in my heart that this also is vanity." ~Ecclesiastes 2:15 ESV
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