November 23

“When I was a child I was taught that they spat upon Christ. Now I am a poor and lowly person and a sinner, so will no doubt get off more lightly. This, you see, is the Christian syllogism, not the priestly nonsense which says: Be good, amicable, and unselfish and people will love you — for Christ, who was love, was loved by men… In eternity, there are none who will be judged as severely as these professional priests. They are, from an eternal point of view, what prostitutes are in temporality.”

~Source: The Journals (1848)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard