Either/Or

The three questions could be re-phrased as declarative sentence:

Either God exists or he does not.
Either Jesus is God or he is not.
Either Jesus founded the Church or he did not.

Kierkegaard has a brilliant book entitled Either/Or. A great part of his genius and enduring appeal is because he helps people face the crucial issues of life in their starkness. When we do, we cannot sit still, but must make an all or nothing decision. I do not compare myself to the great Danish existentialist, but I do hope to aid people in seeing that these questions call for that kind of radical decision.

"Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like a merchant in search of fine pearls,
who on finding one pearl of great value,
went and sold all that he had and bought it." (Mt 13:45-46)

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