If any man err from the right way, it is his own misfortune, no injury to thee; nor therefore art thou to punish him in the things of this life because thou supposest he will be miserable in that which is to come. Nobody, therefore, in fine, neither single persons nor churches, nay, nor even commonwealths, have any just title to invade the civil rights and worldly goods of each other upon pretence of religion.

John Locke (1632-1704) English philosopher
Letter Concerning Toleration (1689)
Added on 9-Jul-06 | Last updated 9-Jul-06
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