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- Gibbon...said that in Roman society all religions were to the people equally true, to the philosophers equally false, and to the government equally useful. It would be difficult to deny that this is true of some of today's "developed" societies...Tolerance with respect to what is not important is easy. - Lesslie Newbigin in Foolishness to the Greeks.
- "If you let culture make tolerance the preeminent virtue, pretty soon you won't have anything else." - George Marsden, University history professor and author of major book on fundamentalism (Christian History, issue 55, vol. XVI, no. 3, p. 43), quoted in The Berean Call, August, 1998.