“Objections spring from rebellion” by Søren Kierkegaard

“People try to persuade us that the objections against Christianity spring from doubt. The objections against Christianity spring from insubordination, the dislike of obedience, rebellion against all authority. As a result people have hitherto been beating the air in the struggle against objections, because they have fought intellectually with doubt instead of fighting morally with rebellion.”

–Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love, trans. by Howard and Edna Hong (New York: Harper & Row, 1962), 11.

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2 responses to ““Objections spring from rebellion” by Søren Kierkegaard

  1. Mark Torque

    Evidential or rationalistic apologetics does not avail much because it is an intellectual fighting with doubt; instead presuppositional apologetics shows the unbeliever that his rebellion is ethical and that for life to make sense to him, or for him to understand even himself, he needs to stop being a rebel and accept the Christian worldview. Only with a Christian worldview will life or his own self make sense to him.

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