Warm wishes & Christmas Day reflections from Kierkegaard
One minor error I noticed: 18th ( this should have been 19th) century Danish existentialist philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855). Yours is a great site and first time visitor!
The Paradox for me is that the christ of christianity was an ordinary human, not god, but I see the necessity for making him god. Merry Christmas. Lovely family. I detect a classic education in the Christian tradition,, perhaps at a Catholic University. Same for me. I respect your beliefs and I am a bit homesick for that world, but biology led me to a metaphoric interpretation of christianity much like Joe Campbell. I do not think most Christians have much sympathy for a metaphoric take on their religion. They want it literally true. Too much comfort there in a difficult life. If I could meet up again with any one of my dogs in heaven I could throw it all over. That would be my comfort. Peace.