Skip to comments.Søren Kierkegaard - The Divine
Posted on 09/17/2012 5:00:43 AM PDT by Renderofveils
Man is a 'social animal,' and what he believe in is the power of association.
The human idea is therefore this: Let us all unite - if possible, all the kingdoms and countries of the earth, and this union in pyramid form, which evinces the ever higher and higher, supports at its peak an Over-King. He must be considered closest to God, as close indeed to make God anxious and pay him attention.
In Christian terms the situation is just the reverse. Such an Over-King will stand furthest from God, just as the whole enterprise of the pyramid is something to which God is exceedingly opposed.
The despised, the cast-offs of the race, one poor single abandoned wretch, an outcast - that, in Christian terms, is what God chooses, what is closest to Him.
He hates this business of the pyramid. For just as God is infinite love, and his paternal eye readily sees how cruel this human pyramid-idea can easily become towards the unfortunate, those in the human race who are set aside, etc. (therefore precisely those a God of love looks after,) so is he too infinitely wise a majesty not to see that if this pyramid notion found the slightest acceptance, as though there were some truth, even the smallest crumb of truth, to the idea that, the higher the pyramid rises, that little closer one comes to God, then man would be unable to avoid thinking that one day, by raising the pyramid high enough, he will think himself capable of pushing God off the throne.
So God pushes the pyramid over and everything collapses - a generation later man begins again with this pyramid business.
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, 16 August 1854
Søren Kierkegaard WAS the great Dane!
I read a lot of that in college.
Thanks for posting. Kierkegaard is not much discussed today, but he is certainly a heaveyweight.
Indeed - still very relevant. Nothing ever changes when it comes to man’s desire to build Utopia. Thank you for posting.
It seems that throughout history God has used other nations to come in and push over the pyramid.However in this age we live in the pyramid is going to be so large,coupled with the involvement of most nations on Earth that there will be no separate nation powerfull enough to push it over.God will see to it personally this time,the last time.
Isaiah 66:16 "For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many"
Isaiah 66:16 “For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many”
I agree wholeheartedly, however this is an example which has always been twisted to say that we are violent just like Islam.
God will be the one to knock this pyramid down, it will be obvious to us but will it be to the rest of the world?
Revelation 1:7 "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen"
Obama comes along—the most rabid, blood-thirsty baby-killer in world history—and the majority of the American People think he’s a “nice guy.”
True Christians, and non-$h*t-for-brains people, are both a small minority in America.
If Romney is elected, we will have dodged one bullet. But our days are numbered. The American People are mostly moral imbeciles. Check out the pro-abortion black “pastors,” who have led their people by the nose to be slaughtered by Planned Parenthood. Now they suddenly have a problem with gay marriage. It is to laugh—bitterly.
“Man is a ‘social animal,’ and what he believe in is the power of association.”
Man’s deep yearning to lose himself within an association by whatever name it goes, inner circle, fashion masters, planetary citizens, scientific elite, the ‘enlightened’ ones, etc. is according to Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of man’s greatest anguishes. Jesus Christ called upon us to be apart from the world rather than to be one with it. But as Dostoesky said, men would rather trade their heavenly inheritance than to be not accepted by worldlings.
Intelligent URPeans are getting even more rare..
They be aborting all their babies.. like American Blacks..
Same is true in the U.S. and RedGreenVille......
And Mexico is invading the United States..
Democrats are toxic, whether North, South or Central Americans..
Really good entertainment.. the funniest thing that happened lately IS..
Republicans choosing the inventor of Romney-care to run against the inventor of Obama-care..
WHY?... to STOP OBama-care..
I don’t care who you are, that right there... is funny..