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by Thomas More

Utopia Religion Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Book.Page) based on the 1989 Cambridge University Press edition

Quote #7

As soon as he had gained the victory [... King Utopus] decreed that every man might cultivate the religion of his choice (2.97)

Considering people were being killed for their religious beliefs when More wrote Utopia, it's a pretty astounding statement. Go King Utopus.

Quote #8

In [matters of religion], [King Utopus...] suspected that God perhaps likes various forms of worship and has therefore deliberately inspired different men with different views. (2.97-8)

Another pretty radical take on religion for the time, c/o Thomas More. Does this idea that everyone can be right in their own way exist today?

Quote #9

[The Utopians] think that dead persons are actually present among us, and hear what we say about them, though through the dullness of human sight they remain invisible. (2.99)

The Utopians... see dead people.

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