The views of voltaire and diderot on religious intolerance

The dissenters or Old Believers produced some remarkable work, including the masterpiece of 17th-century Russian writing Zhitiye protopopa Avvakuma —73; The Life of the Archpriest Avvakum.

When we opened them, why, they now had the land and we had the Bible. Its irrational elements he attributes to misconception on the part of the followers of Jesus and especially of Paul, who had no personal communication with him.

Fourth, some have questioned whether these texts can properly be called literary, if by that term is meant works that are designed to serve a primarily aesthetic function, inasmuch as these writings were generally written to serve ecclesiastic or utilitarian purposes.

We scarcely see an Indian in a year. And no theology is worth having which remains identical with the creeds of the past. The founding fathers of the USA had been heavily influenced by eighteenth century deism and rationalism, and these influences ensured that the Constitution of the USA was firmly secular.

The clause about the Trinity had already been rescinded inand the rest of Act was quietly repealed in Michael Servetusthe famous anatomist, was perhaps the first Unitarian to be burned to death for his views.

Candide in particular is the best example of his style. Symbolists The Symbolists saw art as a way to approach a higher reality. All of these views dated from early times, and survived down the centuries, even though those caught repeating them could expect death.

With Rousseau natural religion takes on a new meaning; "nature" is no longer universality or rationality in the cosmic order, in contrast to special supernatural and positive phenomena, but primitive simplicity and sincerity, in contrast to artificiality and studied reflection.

Chesterton It is our happiness to live in a time when all religions are at last outgrowing their mythologies, and emancipated men are stretching out their hands to share together "the luxury of a religion that does not degrade.

A prime example is "Spare the rod, spoil the child. Theologians still wonder whether atheists really exist, though they tend to be more circumspect in their words than one Jesuit who opined just a generation ago "…the man who does not fear God somehow does not exist, and his nature is somehow not human" Like a long line of influential theologians before him, stretching back to St Augustine, he advocated the death penalty for offenders 1and this was the prevailing view of Protestant as well as Roman Catholic scholars.

Shaw We cast our gauntlet at the dogmatic theologians who would enslave both history and science Its theme is the disastrous fratricidal disunity of the Russian princes. I always knew that a bottle of Port would do that.

It produces no wheat, no corn; it ploughs no land; it fells no forests. La Pucelleon the other hand, is a burlesque on the legend of Joan of Arc. Albert Einstein 24 April I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation.

Montesquieu had sense enough to say in jest, that all our knowledge might be comprehended in twelve pages in duodecimo; and I believe him in earnest.

The rich, perhaps, can get along without it, but it is necessary for people like us Page 1 of 2. I know not what, unless it were the prophet of Tippecanoe, had turned my curiosity to inquiries after the metaphysical science of the Indians, their ecclesiastical establishments, and theological theories; but your letter, written with all the accuracy, perspicuity, and elegance of your youth and middle age, as it has given me great satisfaction, deserves my best thanks.Comments: Comment by Bob, 08 Jan, I read a funny news article on the BBC web page this morning.

In Brazil an old lady, a devout Catholic, had been praying every day for years to a statue of St. Anthony. After completing Anna Karenina, Tolstoy underwent a religious crisis, which eventually led him to reject his two great novels, formulate a new religion that he thought of as true Christianity, and cultivate a different type of art.

To outline his views, he wrote a number of tracts, including Tsarstvo bozhiye vnutri vas (; The Kingdom of God Is Within. God Defined - Quotes about god by famous people. Quotations about religion, from The Quote Garden.

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I believe the purpose of all major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, c Uncomfortable facts about Christianity: appalling history, doubtful origins, unreliable authorities, flawed philosophy, discredited arguments, deceptions and forgeries.

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