The Loudmouth Protestant

August 20, 2008

More on ‘Small Beginnings’

Filed under: God,life,Soren Kierkegaard,spirituality — nickisym @ 10:25 pm
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I didn’t want to leave you for the evening without sharing a great statement from Danish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard–he is one of my favorites. Here is what he had to say about daring to decide to begin:

Excerpt from “Provocations: The Spiritual Writings of Soren Kierkegaard” 

Chapter: Dare to Decide

“A road well begun is the battle half won. The important thing is to make a beginning and get under way. There is nothing more harmful to your soul than to hold back and not get moving.”


September 12, 2007

A Word From Soren

Filed under: religion,Soren Kierkegaard — nickisym @ 11:59 pm

Just another thought from my favorite theologian/philosopher. This is a follow-up to my last post.

“How wretched and miserable it is to find in a person many good intentions but few good deeds.”
–Dare to Decide, Provocations
Soren Kierkegaard

September 8, 2007

A Little Something From Soren

Filed under: God,simplicity,Soren Kierkegaard — nickisym @ 2:11 am

Here is a passage from one of the books that doesn’t mock me.

Book: Provocations: The Writing of Soren Kierkegaard

Essay: Kill the Commentators!

“With God’s help we can understand the Bible all right. Every commentary detracts, and he who sits with ten open commentaries and reads the Scriptures–well he is probably writing the eleventh. He is certainly not dealing with the Scriptures.”

“The Bible is quite easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand we are obliged to act accordingly.”

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