martes, 16 de septiembre de 2008

Cita - IV

Desde que pusiera la cita anterior, debo confesar no haber leído mucho a Kierkegaard, sino más bien a Asimov y a Kant, pero ahora sí estoy avanzando con Temor y temblor a gran velocidad, y me topé con un nuevo fragmento que quisiera compartir.

The absolute duty can lead one to do what ethics would forbid, but it can never lead the knight of faith to stop loving. Abraham demonstrates this. In the moment he is about to sacrifice Isaac, the ethical expression for what he is doing is: he hates Isaac. But if he actually hates Isaac, he can rest assured that God does not demand this of him, for Cain and Abraham are not identical. He must love Isaac with his whole soul. Since God claims Isaac, he must, if possible, love him even more, and only then can he sacrifice him, for it is indeed this love for Isaac that makes his act a sacrifice by its paradoxical contrast to his love for God.
Søren Kierkegaard.