even the spiritual can become sensuous

by Andrea Elizabeth

“Yes, indeed, the Christian God is spirit and Christianity is spirit, and there is discord between the flesh and the spirit, but the flesh is not the sensuous – it is the selfish. In this sense, even the spiritual can become sensuous – for example, if a person took his spiritual gifts in vain, he would then be carnal.” Sören Kierkegaard, Either Or, Book 2, p. 49.