August 8, 2007

Credo Quia Absurdum

Filed under: Philosophy — Bob Gifford @ 9:27 pm

From Kierkegaard:

If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe. If I wish to preserve myself in faith I must constantly be intent upon holding fast the objective uncertainty, so as to remain out upon the deep, over seventy thousand fathoms of water, still preserving my faith.

As quoted in Sophie’s World (p 379).

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