Archive for the ‘Kierkegaard’ Category

Two types of Christians

December 23, 2008

There are two types of Christians:

  • The fraud, who doesn’t believe in the Christian God, but has believed authority figures when they have spoken of this God.
  • The real Christian, who believes in the Christian God on no authority, against rationality, in the face of absurdity, alone, with a leap of faith.

Kierkegaard and perhaps a handful of others can be counted as real Christians. The rest, the bulk of all Christians who have ever lived, are frauds.

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Kierkegaard’s ‘Fear and Trembling’

October 23, 2008

A nice summary here: Fear & Trembling

Kierkegaard on the State

September 26, 2008

Kim Fabricius, my favourite God-bothering-blogger, has a quote from Kierkegaard on the state. I wanted to highlight this as a way of saying that Nietzsche, Marx and other atheists were hardly the first to realise that Christianity has been used for less than noble purposes.

It seems odd that many critics of Christianity liberally quote from atheist critics of religion such as Marx, yet never find room to quote its Christian critics. If they did their arguments would carry more weight. I suspect that they choose not to because they are pushing an agenda much more radical than a fair critique of Christianity, and are not being completely honest about it.

Kierkegaard on the State