"If Christianity means belief in a historical
person or event, I have nothing to do with it.
But if it means the need for 'salvation', then
I can treasure it." (Nietzsche)
--- In Soar_Like_An_Eagle_2@yahoogroups.com
, "Bob M."
> The Purpose Of Life Seen Christianly (Sept. 25, 1855)
> The purpose of life is to be brought to the highest
> degree of disgust with life.
> He who when, brought to this point, can hold
> fast.....he in a Christian sense, has passed life's
> test, is ripe for eternity.
> Through a crime I came into existence; I came into
> existence against God's will. The offence which, in
> one sense, is not mine, even if it makes me a criminal
> in God's eyes, is: to give life. The punishment
> answers to the offence: to be deprived of all lust for
> life, to be brought to the highest degree of disgust
> with life. Man wanted to imitate the Creator in his
> handiwork, if not by creating life, at least by
> passing it on. "You will be made to pay for it, for
> the purpose of this life is.....to lead you to the
> highest degree of disgust with life."
> Most people are now so spiritless, so bereft of Grace,
> that the punishment is not applied to them at all.
> Lost in this life, they cling to this life; from being
> nothing they become nothing; their lives are wasted.
> Only those who, brought to this point of disgust with
> life are able by the Grace of God to hold fast to the
> thought that God did it from love, so that not even in
> the innermost recess of their soul lurks any doubt
> that God is love: only they are ripe for eternity.
> The last words from the pen of Soren Kierkegaard
> written on a scrap of paper less than a week before he
> entered Frederiks Hospital to die.
> Bob M.