Nationalism and religion

The absolutist claim of a Civitas Dei that is represented by man bears an unfortunate resemblance to the “divinity” of the state, and the moral conclusion drawn by Ignatius Loyola from the authority of the Church (“the end sanctifies the means”) anticipates the lie as a political instrument in an exceedingly dangerous way. Both demand unqualified submission to faith and thus curtail man’s freedom before the State, thereby digging the grave for the individual.

  • Pg. 22, The Undiscovered Self – C.G. Jung, 9-780691-150512
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