GMAT Changed on April 16th - Read about the latest changes here

It is currently 24 Apr 2018, 21:54

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Mar 2013
Posts: 60
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 28 Aug 2013, 00:20
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

46% (01:59) correct 54% (01:44) wrong based on 252 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold religious beliefs is not that they are immediately evident to the believer, but because in the absence of certainty, a person must make what he called a 'leap of faith'.

A. the reason to hold religious beliefs is not that they are immediately evident to the believer, but because in the absence of certainty, a person must make what he called a 'leap of faith'
B. one should hold religious beliefs not because their truth is immediately evident, but because, in the absence of certainty, one must make what he called a 'leap of faith'
C. the reason for religious belief is not because their being true is immediately evident, but that in the absence of certainty, the best thing to do is make a so-called 'leap of faith'
D. one's religious belief is necessary not because the truth is immediately evident, but because in the absence of the definite knowledge of certainty, one must make what he called a 'leap of faith'
E. religious beliefs should be held not because they are immediately evident to one, but because in the absence of certainty, a 'leap of faith' must be taken by one
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Originally posted by veenu08 on 27 Aug 2013, 21:18.
Last edited by pqhai on 28 Aug 2013, 00:20, edited 3 times in total.
Edit the format.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Mar 2010
Posts: 323
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
Re: religious belief [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2013, 21:45
IMO B

not because.... but because is the parallel structure

Only options B, D, and E use parallelism correctly.

Option E doesn't have the meaning that Mr.Soren called it "leap of faith". Option E eliminated.

Between B and D, I go with B as it is not clear what truth is D talking about...
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2012
Posts: 1086
Location: United States
Premium Member
Re: religious belief [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2013, 23:16
Note: "One" is used as pronoun which means any person.

According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold religious beliefs is not that they are immediately evident to the believer, but because in the absence of certainty, a person must make what he called a 'leap of faith'.

A. the reason to hold religious beliefs is not that they are immediately evident to the believer, but because in the absence of certainty, a person must make what he called a 'leap of faith'
Wrong. Not parallel.

B. one should hold religious beliefs not because their truth is immediately evident, but because, in the absence of certainty, one must make what he called a 'leap of faith'
Correct. not because || but because; "One" is pronoun and means any person ==> "their truth" is correct.

C. the reason for religious belief is not because their being true is immediately evident, but that in the absence of certainty, the best thing to do is make a so-called 'leap of faith'
Wrong. Not parallel.

D. one's religious belief is necessary not because the truth is immediately evident, but because in the absence of the definite knowledge of certainty, one must make what he called a 'leap of faith'
Wrong. "One should hold religious belief" differs from "one's religious belief is necessary".

E. religious beliefs should be held not because they are immediately evident to one, but because in the absence of certainty, a 'leap of faith' must be taken by one
Wrong. Passive voice is not preferable. Actually, this question use double passive voices in one sentence, that's weird in GMAT.

Hope it helps.
_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMW Chief of Design.

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: Go crazy and use every bit of potential.
Affiliations: Many NGOs!
Joined: 07 Nov 2010
Posts: 187
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship
WE: Operations (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: religious belief [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2013, 23:38
What HE refers to in option B? We can't mix different pronouns - ONE and HE.

I think HE is trying to refer to Soren Kierkegaard but isn't HE too far away to refer to Soren Kierkegaard?
_________________

GMAT ToolKit For Android Phones https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nkoventuresllc.gmattoolkit&fl=events

Current Student
avatar
B
Joined: 22 Sep 2016
Posts: 200
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V35
GPA: 4
Re: According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jun 2017, 09:32
This doesn't seem like a very good question. I don't know how is B the correct answer when the actual statement says that "the reason...is..." and the option B says "one SHOULD...."
Where did the compulsion to hold a religious belief come from? According to the question, they're just analyzing a possible reason why people believe in religion.
_________________

Desperately need 'KUDOS' !!

Expert Post
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1225
Re: According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jun 2017, 00:37
rekhabishop, to begin with, remember that the task on SC is to find an answer that works. B has as much claim as any other answer to be the "actual" or correct one, so we can't ask where a concept in one answer came from unless it makes no sense on its own or clearly contradicts the intended meaning we glean from looking at all five choices. In any case, A isn't talking about why people are religious, either. "The reason to hold religious beliefs" means "the reason that one should hold religious beliefs."
_________________


Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Expert Post
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1225
Re: According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jun 2017, 00:38
willigetmylifeback, there is no limit on how far the pronoun can be from the noun as long as the meaning is clear. "One" is a stand-in for any person, whereas "he" can only refer to Kierkegaard, so there's no trouble.
_________________


Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Current Student
avatar
B
Joined: 22 Sep 2016
Posts: 200
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V35
GPA: 4
Re: According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jun 2017, 00:50
DmitryFarber wrote:
rekhabishop, to begin with, remember that the task on SC is to find an answer that works. B has as much claim as any other answer to be the "actual" or correct one, so we can't ask where a concept in one answer came from unless it makes no sense on its own or clearly contradicts the intended meaning we glean from looking at all five choices. In any case, A isn't talking about why people are religious, either. "The reason to hold religious beliefs" means "the reason that one should hold religious beliefs."


Makes sense. But, I attempted a question, yesterday, where a more (grammatically) viable answer was striked out, simply because it used stronger words, just as this option with "should" does.
_________________

Desperately need 'KUDOS' !!

Expert Post
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1225
Re: According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jun 2017, 00:55
We can't ever get rid of an answer for using strong language. There has to be a clear issue of grammar or meaning. Do you have a link to the question &/or explanation?
_________________


Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

SVP
SVP
avatar
P
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1927
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Dec 2017, 05:07
DmitryFarber
do you think this is a gmat question? I cannot find any source for this question, so I highly doubt that the question is a good one to practice.
Re: According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold   [#permalink] 14 Dec 2017, 05:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

According to Soren Kierkegaard, the reason to hold

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.