Unformatted text preview: to persecute others, much less exercise judgment over them. He calls attention the hypocrisy of claim to be charitable and full of God´s love, and then mistreating others for differing religious convictions. He praises the work of men who were not of Christian background, and then argues that God will not damn them simply for not having belonged to the right church. He ends his treatise with a prayer to God for toleration, compassion, and understanding amongst the human race. What effects did Voltaire´s essay have on society? How does Voltaire´s work illustrate basic “Enlightened” ideals? I have read all of the assigned reading for this section....
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- Spring '09
- Voltaire, religious beliefs, Religious toleration