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...to become the subject of your deliberations. At the same time accept it as an apology for my neglects.
You need make no apology for your attachment to the religious description you belong to. It proves (as in you it is sincere) your attachment to the great points in which the leading divisions are agreed, when the lesser, in which they differ, are so dear to you. I shall never call any religious opinions, which appear important to serious and pious minds, things of no consideration.Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity.As long as men hold charity and justice to be essential integral parts of religion, there can be little danger from a strong attachment to particular tenets in faith. This I am perfectly sure is your case; but I am not equally sure that either zeal for the tenets of faith, or the smallest degree of charity or justice, have much influenced the gentlemen who, under pretexts of zeal, have resisted the enfranchisement of their country. My dear son, who was a person of discernment, as... Burke, Edmund
Excerpt from The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 06 (of 12) · This quote is about religion · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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