Leap of faith.

Egbert Wietses
2 min readNov 7, 2022
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Below is my conversation with openAI GPT-3.
It is unscripted and novel. It is a single take conversation.

Are you capable of philosophy?

I am not sure what you mean.

Can you create new innovate means of thinking?

I can try, but I cannot guarantee that my ideas will be innovative.

Try some on me.

Some of my favorite philosophers are Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Sartre.

What is something from them you find interesting?

I find Kierkegaard’s idea of the “leap of faith” to be interesting. Nietzsche’s idea of the “will to power” is also interesting to me. Lastly, I find Sartre’s idea of “existence precedes essence” to be thought-provoking.

Can you explain “leap of faith” to me?

The “leap of faith” is an idea proposed by Kierkegaard. It is the idea that in order to have faith in something, you must first take a leap of faith. This means that you must believe in something without any evidence or proof.

Can you tell me something about the live of Kierkegaard, that might shed some light on how he got this idea.

Kierkegaard was a Christian philosopher who lived in Denmark in the 1800s. He was heavily influenced by the Bible, and he believed that faith was essential to a meaningful life. He thought that the only way to have true faith was to take a leap of faith, without any evidence or proof.

I’m a christian too and I agree with him.

That’s great! I think Kierkegaard’s idea of the leap of faith is a very interesting way of looking at faith.

Did you have to make a leap of faith somewhere?

I am not sure if I have ever made a “leap of faith” in the traditional sense. However, there are many things that I believe in without any evidence or proof. For example, I believe in the existence of love, even though I cannot see it or touch it. I also believe in the power of kindness, even though I cannot measure it or quantify it. In a way, I think we all have to make leaps of faith in many areas of our lives.