Objective faith-it is indeed as if Christianity has also been proclaimed as a little system of sorts, although presumably not as good as the Hegelian system. It is as if Christ-it is not my fault that I say it-as if Christ had been a professor and as if the apostles had formed a little professional society of scholars.
If one can see God in history, one can see him also in the life of the individual; to think that one can do the former and not the latter is to delude himself by yielding to the historical, to the brutish imbecility which in the observation of nature sees God by being taught that Sirius is 180,000 millions of miles away from the earth. Journals VB 14:7
Kierkegaard thinks the devil couldn’t have come up with a better way to destroy Christianity than to make it an objective science to be known through historical surveys and statistics. He was against quantifying oneself into a qualitative decision.
Originally posted on Beyond the Suprasensorial:
Before I begin this summary, a quick word is that I’ll probably be putting off any other summaries for Hegel for a while, as my computer’s just broken and I’ve lost most of the notes that I had…