“Man never had the right to usurp the unexercised prerogative of God, and condemn and punish another for his belief. Born in a Protestant land we are of that faith. If we had opened our eyes to light under the shadows of St Peter’s in Rome, we should have been devout Catholics; born in the Jewish quarter of Alepp, we should have condemned Christ as an imposter; In Constantinople, we should have cried “Allah il Allah, God is great and Mohamet is his prophet!” Birth place and education give us our faith. Few believe in any religion because they have examined the evidences of its authenticity, and made up a formal judgment, upon weighing the testimony. Not one man in ten thousand knows anything about the proofs of his faith. We believe what we are taught; and those are most fanatical who know least of the evidences on which their creed is based.” Acharya S on Albert Pike
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