Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2011

Leap of faith : 信念一躍 -- 中共將在香港建國

Leap of faith : 信念一躍

陳雲 :中共將在香港建國

中共有求於香港的地方很多,例如 模仿香港制度、公務員治國 ( 行政代替政治)、人民幣國際化、國際社會活動、資金寄存等,

但最近中共有些人想在香港這個擁有大量外籍和 雙重國籍人口的地方推行「 國民教育」,跟住又呼喊要做國家安全立法,中共想借助香港來幫自己建立國民意識和 建立合法國家了。

拜託,香港對中共的幫忙,還未到這個地步吧?. . . . . .

A leap of faith, in its most commonly used meaning, is the act of believing in or accepting something intangible or unprovable, or without empirical evidence.[1]

It is an act commonly associated with religious belief as many religions consider faith to be an essential element of piety.

The phrase is commonly attributed to Søren Kierkegaard; however, he himself never used the term, as he referred to a leap as a leap to faith. A leap of faith according to Kierkegaard involves circularity insofar as a leap is made by faith.[2]

In his book The Concept of Anxiety, he describes the core part of the leap of faith, the leap. He does this using the famous story of Adam and Eve, particularly Adam's qualitative leap into sin. Adam's leap signifies a change from one quality to another, mainly the quality of possessing no sin to the quality of possessing sin.

Kierkegaard maintains that the transition from one quality to another can take place only by a "leap" (Thomte 232). When the transition happens, one moves directly from one state to the other, never possessing both qualities.

It is important to understand that Kierkegaard felt a leap of faith was necessary in accepting Christianity due to the paradoxes that exist in Christianity. In his book Philosophical Fragments, Kierkegaard delves deep into the paradoxes that Christianity presents.


Sören Kierkegaard is one of the towering Christian existential thinkers of the mid-nineteenth century. While his literary style was experimental, his writings call for Christian morality; a defense of faith and religion.

Among his many books are Training in Christianity, Sickness Unto Death, and Fear and Trembling. Originally published by Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey in 1936. Translated by David F. Swenson, translation revised by Howard V. Hong. This material was prepared for Religion Online by Ted and Winnie Brock.

Fear and Trembling by Sören Kierkegaard

(ENTIRE BOOK) The great mid-nineteenth century Danish poet-philosopher, in this classic philosophical text, explores, through the story of Abraham and his willing sacrifice of his son Issac, the nature of belief. It is in this text that Kierkegaard most clearly reveals his philosophical "leap of faith."
Philosophical Fragments by Sören Kierkegaard

(ENTIRE BOOK) One of Kierkegaard’s most important works (published in English in 1936) in which he is principally concerned with the problem of how the Christian revelation, appearing in history, may be appropriated. He uses the pseudonym "Johannes Climacus."
Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing by Sören Kierkegaard

(ENTIRE BOOK) In this devotional classic, Kierkegaard seeks to rescue the individual from "massification" by compelling him to stand alone before God.. This calls for a costly abandonment of the old securities and the building of new foundations for faith -- to will one thing.
The Crowd is Untruth: a Comparison of Kierkegaard and Girard by Charles K. Bellinger

Kierkegaard described the relationship between the individual and God the Creator, when the individual is attempting to avoid the process of spiritual growth. His idea that "the crowd is untruth" was developed by Girard into a comprehensive social theory. The result is a very strong testimony to the power of the Christian intellectual tradition as a resource for understanding the psychology of violence.
The Sickness Unto Death by Sören Kierkegaard

(ENTIRE BOOK) A classic written by one of the nineteenth century's greatest theologians. Christian must think dauntlessly about everything both earthly and worldly, including death and its relation to living an authentic life.

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