Is Kierkegaard worth reading if I'm not religious?

Is Kierkegaard worth reading if I'm not religious?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. I read him when I'm a christian and now I'm an atheist and I didn't learn anything and he didn't have any affect on my attitude towards religion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. 100%. Unless you're a moron like .

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        My IQ is higher than everyone in this thread

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Very improbable, moron. Besides, if you come to a fool's conclusions, you're a fool. And that's that.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What is your IQ?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Bigger than everyone’s in this thread

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            doubt it, mine is certainly bigger

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            False.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            doubt it, mine is certainly bigger

            I scored 153 on an official test administered by a school board so I could be moved into a gifted programme. Beat that.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            HA, this dude is only 153, everyone point and laugh at him!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/EdcW7Xx.jpg

      Is Kierkegaard worth reading if I'm not religious?

      No. He was a very lazy thinker who wanted to affirm his religious views at all costs, but people ignore that because he also was a good writer. Kierkegaard deserves more shit.
      >YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE ETHICAL LIFE AND THE AESTHETIC LIFE
      >why?
      >YOU JUST HAVE TO
      >okay then I choose the aesthetic life
      >NOO YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!! PICK AGAIN!!!
      >why?
      >I JUST SAID SO!!!

      Sad and so wrong. Kierkegaard is a massive mountain and you must pass him to see things as they truly are. If you don’t see that you don’t have a grasp of philosophy. You don’t even need to a be a Christian to see it this way and his Christianity isn’t really the same as the one you presume to know

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kierkegaard taught me autists are the master-race. We would have no culture or science without them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Curiously enough autism is primarily a male thing which further convinces me women are really only good for one thing and that's shitting out babies

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        out of nowhere bringing gender discussion
        why the obsession?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not an obsession, more of an observation

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >autists
      Frontal lobe epileptics*

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The book in your post will help you understand the level of nuance between religion and faith. There is an entire world of epistemology behind faith, the weight of which Kierkegaard explained better than many Christians will ever begin to appreciate. It reveals an entire invisible war that wages between an individual and the community he inhabits. Without reading something like this or having faith yourself to intuit these things, you will always be blind to this type of war.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, absolutely, he’s like a proto-existentialist, or a Christian existentialist, a forerunner of the trends of modernism and postmodernism with regard to philosophy, culture, literature, and the arts, a big (and sometimes underrated, I think) influence on Heidegger, and by extension on existentialism at large, like other thinkers (more popular in the mainstream) like Camus and Sartre (even if they diverged from him in their atheism).

    You don’t really have a full learning quest activated in your “soul”, your inner psyche, mind, consciousness, or whatever you want to call it, if you can’t read or learn from people with different mindsets and worldviews from you, in my humble opinion. It’s how you grow and become a more unique, individuated and erudite person. If you’re trying to become learned in the western context (of the western canon and all that), you’re inevitably going to bump up against Christianity.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      despite heidegger abandoning K's spirit/self synthesis, it's super obvious the H took massive inspiration from K for the Being-In chapter.

      K: the self is a relation that relates to itself established in God
      H: same thing but instead of God its Das Man

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. He was a very lazy thinker who wanted to affirm his religious views at all costs, but people ignore that because he also was a good writer. Kierkegaard deserves more shit.
    >YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE ETHICAL LIFE AND THE AESTHETIC LIFE
    >why?
    >YOU JUST HAVE TO
    >okay then I choose the aesthetic life
    >NOO YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!! PICK AGAIN!!!
    >why?
    >I JUST SAID SO!!!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      His prose is great that's the only reason I enjoyed him. I couldn't make heads or tails of what he was trying to convey that wasn't stated more succinctly by other philosophers of religion like Rudolf Otto and Ramon Llull.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're not religious, then you'll lack the common sense to understand any text.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're not religious you should consider suicide. It makes everyone's job a helluva lot easier.

  10. 1 month ago
    γρηγορεύω

    You are religious.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >reading philosophy to reaffirm your shitty shallow beliefs.

    Yes obviously he's worth reading. I'd recommend Either/Or first though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      good recommendation

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that cover triggers me

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