And of this I agree. For I am an atheist now, in a time when atheism is dying. And there is a new God coming. We can see his stern face in the new radical religious extremisms now racing around the world. And this new God may well be a more virulent God than the last God. Christianity was based on the divinity of the body of Christ and God as love. A good person was one who used his earthly body like Jesus Christ. The new Twenty-first Century God, on the other hand, seems a god of vengeance, terror and exclusivity. And I fear this may well prove to be a time more dangerous than the day when God died, just prior to the century of genocide.
I do not however agree with Bertrand Russell that were God to exist he would be a differential equation. This too is a false hope. No, that God is dead. This is certain. The God of the Modern era is not to be replaced with more physics, equations and Jesuitical logic. Einstein was wrong; the great Crap Shooter above is no more. That God really, really, really is dead. And as Nietzsche rightly saw, it was we who killed him, by accident and truly without culpability certainly, but we did it. And I do miss God, though to be honest the God of love was dead before I was even born. And I dread the new God on the horizon.