August 19

“Along with the growing sensibleness [of this enlightened age] there is an increase of a certain kind of knowledge about human nature: information about how we human beings are now or are at this time, a natural-scientific, statistical knowledge about the human moral state as a natural product, explained by the situation, the air currents, the wind, the rainfall, the tides, etc. … the stock exchange rate, the market price — in order, through sagacious familiarity with this information, to be able both to protect oneself against and to make use of people, to score a success, to win advantages in this world, or to be able to defend and explain away one’s own contemptibleness and mediocrity. … But about how we human beings ought to be, about God’s requirement, about ideals — as sensibleness increases, less and less is heard about that.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself!: “Christ as the Prototype” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

August 13

“Along with the growing sensibleness [of this enlightened age] there is an increase of a certain kind of knowledge about human nature: information about how we human beings are now or are at this time, a natural-scientific, statistical knowledge about the human moral state as a natural product, explained by the situation, the air currents, the wind, the rainfall, the tides, etc. … the stock exchange rate, the market price — in order, through sagacious familiarity with this information, to be able both to protect oneself against and to make use of people, to score a success, to win advantages in this world, or to be able to defend and explain away one’s own contemptibleness and mediocrity. … But about how we human beings ought to be, about God’s requirement, about ideals — as sensibleness increases, less and less is heard about that.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself!: “Christ as the Prototype” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

January 14

“This is Christian piety: renouncing everything to serve God alone, to deny oneself in order to serve God alone — and then to have to suffer for it — to do good and then to have to suffer for it. It is this that the prototype expresses; it is also this, to mention a mere man, that Luther, the superb teacher of our Church, continually points out as belonging to true Christianity: to suffer for the doctrine, to do good and suffer for it, and that suffering in this world is inseparable from being a Christian in this world.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself!: “Christ as the Prototype” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

August 30

“Someone out in a blizzard dressed in the lightest summer clothes is not as exposed as one who wills to be a solitary human being in a world where everything is alliance and accordingly, with the selfishness of the alliance, demands that one ally oneself with it until the individual protects himself against several alliances by becoming a member of one alliance, whereas the solitary, as soon as it has become obvious that he does not wish to enter into alliance with anyone, has all the alliances, joined together as one — a grandiose alliance! — against him.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself!: “Christ as the Prototype” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

August 19

“Along with the growing sensibleness [of this enlightened age] there is an increase of a certain kind of knowledge about human nature: information about how we human beings are now or are at this time, a natural-scientific, statistical knowledge about the human moral state as a natural product, explained by the situation, the air currents, the wind, the rainfall, the tides, etc. … the stock exchange rate, the market price — in order, through sagacious familiarity with this information, to be able both to protect oneself against and to make use of people, to score a success, to win advantages in this world, or to be able to defend and explain away one’s own contemptibleness and mediocrity. … But about how we human beings ought to be, about God’s requirement, about ideals — as sensibleness increases, less and less is heard about that.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself!: “Christ as the Prototype” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

August 13

“Along with the growing sensibleness [of this enlightened age] there is an increase of a certain kind of knowledge about human nature: information about how we human beings are now or are at this time, a natural-scientific, statistical knowledge about the human moral state as a natural product, explained by the situation, the air currents, the wind, the rainfall, the tides, etc. … the stock exchange rate, the market price — in order, through sagacious familiarity with this information, to be able both to protect oneself against and to make use of people, to score a success, to win advantages in this world, or to be able to defend and explain away one’s own contemptibleness and mediocrity. … But about how we human beings ought to be, about God’s requirement, about ideals — as sensibleness increases, less and less is heard about that.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself!: “Christ as the Prototype” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

January 14

“This is Christian piety: renouncing everything to serve God alone, to deny oneself in order to serve God alone — and then to have to suffer for it — to do good and then to have to suffer for it. It is this that the prototype expresses; it is also this, to mention a mere man, that Luther, the superb teacher of our Church, continually points out as belonging to true Christianity: to suffer for the doctrine, to do good and suffer for it, and that suffering in this world is inseparable from being a Christian in this world.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself! : “Christ as the Prototype” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

September 23

“Also in our day there is talk about this, that Christianity is not to be expounded artificially, bombastically, but simply — and in the exchange of ideas they fight about it, they write books about it; it becomes a branch of scholarship all its own, and perhaps one even makes it into a livelihood and becomes a professor in the subject, omitting or forgetting that the real simplicity, the truly simple exposition of the essentially Christian is — to do it.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself!: “Becoming Sober” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

August 30

“Someone out in a blizzard dressed in the lightest summer clothes is not as exposed as one who wills to be a solitary human being in a world where everything is alliance and accordingly, with the selfishness of the alliance, demands that one ally oneself with it until the individual protects himself against several alliances by becoming a member of one alliance, whereas the solitary, as soon as it has become obvious that he does not wish to enter into alliance with anyone, has all the alliances, joined together as one — a grandiose alliance! — against him.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself!: “Christ as the Prototype” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

August 23

“Also in our day there is talk about this, that Christianity is not to be expounded artificially, bombastically, but simply — and in the exchange of ideas they fight about it, they write books about it; it becomes a branch of scholarship all its own, and perhaps one even makes it into a livelihood and becomes a professor in the subject, omitting or forgetting that the real simplicity, the truly simple exposition of the essentially Christian is — to do it.”
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~Source: Judge for Yourself!: “Becoming Sober” (1851)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

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