Re: new to S. K. group too
- Either what Jim Rovira writes in his post or what I write here.
Kierkegaard died in 1855, Darwin's "The Origin of Species" was published in 1959.
Darwin's idea that species evolution proceeds by natural selection allows the thinking individual to conceive of a world without God. With Darwin's idea, science challenges religious belief.
Because "The Origin of Species" came after Kierkegaard, it is a mistake to think of him as our contemporary. He inhabited a different world, a world in which it was still possible to conceive of a personal God who answered prayer, and who came to earth in human form. A world in which a Christian could still lay claim to an unquestionable measure of intellectual integrity.
Or did Kierkegaard see what was coming? Did he attempt to retain God by himself rejecting the objective God in order to describe, follow and obey the purely subjective God? Can an individual today believe in the subjective God and retain her intellectual integrity?
- Don -- I'll visit the group page and try to hunt down previous
responses that I thought addressed your concerns. I receive/respond
to this list via email rather than the group page, so it's unnatural
for me to include references to post numbers.