So natural to mankind is intolerance in whatever they really care about, that religious freedom has hardly anywhere been practically realized, except where religious indifference, which dislikes to have its peace disturbed by theological quarrels, has added its weight to the scale.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English philosopher and economist
On Liberty, ch. 1 (1859)
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