Saturday, January 6, 2007

Locke on Religious Toleration

Our nomination for the Quote of the Day:

"No private person has any right, in any manner, to prejudice another person in his civil enjoyments, because he is of another church or religion. All the rights and franchises that belong to him as a man…are inviolably to be preserved to him. These are not the business of religion. No violence nor injury is to be offered him, whether he be Christian or pagan."

--John Locke, A Letter Concerning Toleration, 1689

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