A Letter Concerning Toleration

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Conversations of the West: Antiquity and the Enlightenment 11:00-12:15 November 14, 2005 TA Menachem Session 18 John Locke – A Letter Concerning Toleration John Locke’s “A Letter Concerning Toleration” talks a lot of being tolerate of other religions. I really enjoyed his opinions that everyone should respect everyone else’s religion, except he said that Atheism and Catholicism didn’t tolerate other religions. I somewhat agree with him and somewhat don’t. “We ought not therefore to impose it upon others as a necessary article of faith, because we believe it to be agreeable to the rule of faith, unless we would be content also that other doctrines should be imposed upon us in the same manner; and that we should be compelled to receive and profess all the different and contradictory opinions of Lutherans, Calvinists, Remonstrants, Anabaptists, and other sects, which the contrivers of symbols, systems, and confessions , are accustomed to deliver unto their followers as genuine and necessary deductions from the Holy Scripture” (Pg 77). He was a very open minded person who believed should be allowed to have their
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