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Soren Kierkegaard on Lenient and Sweet Christianity

Cited by Paul K. Moser in The Severity of God: Religion and Philosophy Reconceived (Cambridge University Press: 2013; orig. 1851), p. 1.

Christianity can falsely be made so severe that human nature must revolt against it … But Christianity can also be made so lenient or flavored with sweetness that all the attempts to perk up the appetite and give people a taste for it with demonstrations and reasons are futile and end up making people disgusted with it.