Montesquieu Quote

Christians are beginning to lose the spirit of intolerance which animated them: experience has shown the error of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, and of the persecution of those Christians in France whose belief differed a little from that of the king. They have realized that zeal for the advancement of religion is different from a due attachment to it; and that in order to love it and fulfill its behests, it is not necessary to hate and persecute those who are opposed to it.


No. 60. - Lettres Persanes (1721)

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Christians are beginning to lose the spirit of intolerance which animated them: experience has shown the error of the expulsion of the Jews from...

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Christians are beginning to lose the spirit of intolerance which animated them: experience has shown the error of the expulsion of the Jews from...

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Christians are beginning to lose the spirit of intolerance which animated them: experience has shown the error of the expulsion of the Jews from...

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Christians are beginning to lose the spirit of intolerance which animated them: experience has shown the error of the expulsion of the Jews from...