"Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men"
About this Quote
Voltaire's quote is a criticism of the hypocrisy of Christians. He is mentioning that, regardless of Christianity's mentors of love and tolerance, Christians have traditionally been the most intolerant of all individuals. He is recommending that Christians should be setting an example of tolerance and approval, but instead they have been the most likely to maltreat and discriminate against those who are various. Voltaire's quote is a suggestion that we should aim to live up to the suitables of our faith, which we must be more tolerant and accepting of those who are various from us. We should aim to be more like Jesus, who revealed love and approval to all individuals, no matter their beliefs or backgrounds.
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