Friday, March 17, 2017

A Couple Hard Insights

“Present-day Christendom really lives as if the situation were as follows: Christ is the great hero and benefactor who has once and for all secured salvation for us; now we must merely be happy and delighted with the innocent goods of earthly life and leave the rest to Him. But Christ is essentially the exemplar, that is we are to resemble Him, not merely profit from Him.”
~The Journals of Søren Kierkegaard

“The ordinary kind of Christianity is: a secularized life, avoiding major crimes more out of sagacity than for the sake of conscience, ingeniously seeking the pleasures of life – and then once in a while a so-called pious mood. This is Christianity – in the same sense as a touch of nausea and a little stomachache are cholera.”
~Søren Kierkegaard (For Self-Examination)

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