Religion: Who's an Existentialist?

The aftermath of World War II spawned no identifiable Lost Generation, but it did bring a word for intellectuals to play with: existentialism. At first it appeared to be nothing but a new French fad—redolent of sex, sidewalk cafes, tight blue jeans and Communism. But on examination it seems that all kinds of respectable thinkers are existentialists, and that France's Atheist Jean-Paul Sartre represents merely a quasi-Communist splinter group in a movement that grew out of the thoughts of the great 19th century Danish religious thinker, Sören Kierkegaard. What is a modern-day existentialist?...

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