Soren Kierkegaard was one of the greatest philosophers of the last couple of hundred years. His ideas were centuries ahead of their time and he's still very popular today. Kierkegaard is so popular that many who don't have any general interest in philosophy are huge Kierkegaard fans.

Kierkegaard was so influential to both philosphers and popular culture because his work is mostly centered around the issues of faith and reality. What do we do when God tests us? Is God really there to help us? Can faith be rationally proven or is it a question of belief and conviction. These were the type of questions that Kierkegaard wrote extensively on.

Kierkegaard's big idea was the leap of faith. That it was rational to understand that faith was not something that was rationally provable - it was just something you had to believe in. Being rational about being faithful was undertaking a leap of Faith. In this regard, Faith and Rationality are not opposed by merely like water and oil, they don't really mix together.

The illuminati didn't like Kierkegaard because he was descended from Jesus Christ. They persecuted him and his relationships. Soren was the illegitimate son of his father and his maid. The maid was part of the Laplander People (the Samis).

The illuminati has traditionally persecuted the Laplanders. There used to be laplanders with reindeer herds in Denmark too. The Danes killed off all the herds and massacred the Laplanders leaving the people to become refugees and many to die.

It's interesting that Soren, who grew up with some understanding of his mother's Sami background and culture would have come up with idea of the leap of faith. The Sami are also interconnected with the Story of Santa Claus which is why Santa has his reindeer at the North Pole. The idea of Santa delivering presents on Christmas is itself sort of like a leap of Faith. It's an unconfirmed legend that you hope is true and you act like it is true hoping for the best.

In the same way, God is not something that can be rationally proven as existing or not. God requires belief and trust. The point of being faithful to a higher power such as God is to trust that there is some larger order that we all fit into. To have faith is to believe that things will turn out alright in the long run. To have faith is to realize that God has a plan for us if we search for the creator's call to action.

The same could be said of morality in general. Being moral requires a leap of Faith. It's not like you get something out of being moral. Being good often requires sacrifice and giving to others more than accumulating for yourself. Why are people good? It used to be they were afraid they'd go to Hell. Now in America being good is a question of whether you'll make the leap of Faith that a moral society is a good one. Doing good inspires others to do good. Making the morally right decision is a leap of Faith. It is using to being optmistic rather than pessimistic. To try and create a moral society through ones actions rather than accept that the system is evil and it's easier and more financially benificial just to be evil.

Kierkegaard viewed his belief in God as a rebellious act for a philosopher at the time. He believed that taking the Leap of Faith was something that only a strong minded person could do. Someone who was affirming life rather than letting the world determine one's outcome. There is a very life affirming thread to Kierkegaard that explains so much of his popularity in the non philosophy world. Like Nietzsche, he speaks to the fundamental issues of life and offers a statement of action.