October 13

“The Christianity of the priests, by the aid of religion (which, alas, is used precisely to bring about the opposite), is directed to cementing families more and more egoistically together, and to arranging family festivities, beautiful, splendid family festivities, e.g. infant baptism and confirmation, which festivities, compared for example with excursions in the Deer Park and other family frolics, have a peculiar enchantment for the fact that they are “also” religious. ‘Woe unto you,’ says Christ to the “lawyers” (the interpreters of the Scripture), “for ye took away the key of knowledge, ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.'”

~Source: Attack on “Christendom” (1854-55)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard