And Thus Collide With the World

Christianity is a believing and a very particular kind of existing corresponding to it—imitation.

We can put faith first and imitation second, inasmuch as it is necessary for me to have faith in that which I am to imitate.

But we must also put imitation first and faith second. I must, by some action, be marked in some measure by conformity to Christ, and thus collide with the world. Without some kind of situational tension, there is no real opportunity of becoming a believer.

—Søren Kierkegaard

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