we … are trapped in a “sickness unto death”
anxiety is our a priori condition
our existence is radically torn
For Kierkegaard … the Christian “paradox” resides in the breathtakingly traumatic fact that … strife is integral to the very heart of God himself, that God is the greatest rebel against himself, that he himself has to turn atheist and blasphemer.
The paradox is not that finite oppositions coincide in the infinity of the Absolute
the Absolute itself has to take upon itself the pain of Difference.