Monday, May 18, 2009

Quote for the Day

"The notion of a Christian commonwealth should be exploded forever...Government should protect every man in thinking and speaking freely, and see that one does not abuse another. The liberty I contend for is more than toleration. The very idea of toleration is despicable; it supposes that some have a pre-eminence above the rest to grant indulgence, whereas all should be equally free, Jews, Turks, Pagans and Christians."

John Leland (18C/19C Baptist Minister, New England)

1 comment:

Steve said...


Clearly a person ahead of his time.