Mittwoch, 23. September 2015

Nicht mehr und nicht weniger

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true by the philosopher as equally false and by the magistrate as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence but even religious concord.

(Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, London 1776, Volume I, Chapter 2).