October 16

“The Genesis story presents the only dialectically consistent view. Its whole content is really concentrated in one statement: Sin came into the world by a sin. Were this not so, sin would have come into the world as something accidental…. Thus sin comes into the world as the sudden, i.e., by a leap; but this leap also posits the quality and is presupposed by the quality and the quality by the leap…. To express this precisely and accurately, one must say that by the first sin, sinfulness came into Adam.”

~Source: The Concept of Anxiety (1844)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Vigilius Haufniensis