Sunday, December 24, 2006

individuality and theology...

An existential pondering...

"... fundamentally Hegel [my commentary: like many scientists and philosophers] makes men into... a race of animals gifted with reason. For in the animal world 'the individual' is always less important than the race.

But the peculiarity of the human race [my commentary: from a Christian perspective] is that just because the individual is created in the image of God, 'the individual' is above the race.

I concede, this can be wrongly understood and terribly misused. But that is Christianity. And that is where the battle must be fought."

- Kierkegaard

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