Commonplace Book #156

There is nothing about which I have greater misgivings than all that even slightly tastes of this disastrous confusion of politics and Christianity…If this faith in the saving power of politically achieved free institutions belongs to true Christianity, then I am no Christian, or even worse, I am a regular child of Satan, because, frankly, I am indeed suspicious of these politically achieved free institutions, especially of their saving, renewing power…. 

Soren Kierkegaard, “An Open Letter to Dr. RudelbachJanuary 31, 1851.