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The victorious hermit in Copenhagen

I was only in Copenhagen for a day in which time I strolled down Stroget, ate some excellent pickled herring in Nyhaven, enjoyed the excellent cinnamon and cardamon buns of Danish bakeries, relaxed on a cruise boat around the harbour during which the guide was openly contemptuous of the tourist obsession with the little mermaid statue, and spent hours in Tivoli Gardens which offered a carnival of free entertainment for all generations and many tastes. 625 more words

The Real World Today

I stumbled upon Kierkegaard on the Nature of Truth while looking for photos of the SK statue. The post is good (so read it) but I really like the photo: 12 more words



We live in constant tension.

This is probably no surprise to you. Throughout everyday life, on grand and minute scales, we must balance between important, but seemingly separate, extremes. 629 more words

The tyranny of tomorrow

All the tortures, all these cruel inventions and cruel ways of martyring oneself, are summed up in a single phrase, “the next day.”

Søren Kierkegaard, The Anxieties We Invent Ourselves (George Pattison, translator) …

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Hegel and his theological successors (5)

(written on June 12, 2019)

Hegel and His Theological Successors (4): Others

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813–55) defended his dissertation on the concept of irony concerning Socrates in 1841. 567 more words


Fear and Trembling

Fear and Trembling: a poem by Jeremy Stevens
To risk it all, a chance one takes,
for that which he believes,
requires an act of faith so great, 48 more words

Kierkegaard's Hamartiology P.1

Sin is absolutely one of the most difficult things to wrestle with coming out of a fundamentalist theology. I know some progressive Christians decide to do away with the category of original sin all together because of the way fundamentalists use it to deprive people of themselves and justify authority figures in the pulpit. 1,263 more words