Walter Kaufmann writes, "Kierkegaard would have us to be Christian." in his book "Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sarte."
I'm having a hard time understanding this concept. Unless my professor misrepresented Kierkegaard's position, we should be Christian because it is the most absurd decision that one could make and is completely irrational. That is, by being a Christian we have to believe that an infinite being made himself into a human form and that the eternal became the temporal, when Christ came to this earth.
Is that really Kierkegaard's position, or a gross misrepresentation of it?
If that is in fact his position, what about any and every other possible absurd belief? One could believe that he was abducted by aliens, or that the government planted chips in his brain, among other unfalsifiable, absurd beliefs.