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TC prof strikes a blow for free speech

November 6, 2008

Temple College administrators deemed their own actions inappropriate after one of the college's professors found himself in hot water with them for posting "God is dead" on his office door.

The phrase, taken from German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's "The Gay Science," is followed by the words, "God remains dead. And we have killed him." By no means is this the first time Nietzsche's words have created a firestorm. At least as early as the 1960s, students and teachers have used his words to provoke thought... Download file "TC prof strikes a blow for free speech"

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