My Brain is Slowly Catching On

Most fascinating that philosophy still matters. B/c it does. Obviosuly.

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I’ve written two pieces in the last week or so, stating that I don’t understand Soren Kirkegaard. I still don’t, but slowly, I’m catching on to what he’s doing. He really lets his writing unfold slowly. Perhaps I’m just impatient. No doubt, he’s a better writer than I’ll ever be. Still, I’m slowly catching on.

Let me start by saying that the overwhelming majority of writers identified as “existentialists” are atheists. Soren Kirkegaard is a notable exception. (Another is C.S. Lewis). The core “value” in existentialism is “existence before essence.” Most existentialists state that man exists in a hostile world and must adapt to it. The idea of a “God” to exist is contrary to the obvious problems that exist in this hostile world. Kirkegaard, on the other hand, says that all “hostility” man faces in this world, are merely “tests” put out by God.

I complained earlier (last week)…

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