Although the image of Friedrich Nietzsche appears in this YouTube video, when he said that "God is dead," Nietzsche probably meant that God is no longer relevant to human affairs. But Ozzy is worried about something else. As he said in an interview:
When you think about the tragedy that's happened throughout time, it just came in my head. You'd think by now that their God would have stopped people dying in the name of, so I just starting thinking that people must be thinking, 'Where is God? God is dead' and it just hit me.So Ozzy is worried about the problem of evil. But he also says this:
At the end of the thing, there's still a bit of hope because there I sing that I don't believe that God is dead. It's just a question of when you see so many dreadful people killing each other with bombs, and blowing the tube trains up and the World Trade Center.Can hope play an evidential role as far as the question of God's existence is concerned? That is, if evil counts as evidence against the existence of God, could hope count as evidence for?