Sir Thomas More presents “The Religions of Utopia” (circa 1515) –> slide three
- several religions
- sun-worshipers, moon-worshipers, Uranus-worshipers (the worst of them)
- but the best religion worships an incomprehensible Deity.
Sir Thomas More presents “The Religions of Utopia” (circa 1515) –> slide five
their most ancient law:
- no man ought to be punished for his religion
- not even the evil-smelling Uranus-worshipers.
Sir Thomas More presents “The Religions of Utopia” (circa 1515) –> slide six
- liberty needed so they can decide:
- which religion is true and which is false
- also, dignity of human values more important than religious dogma.
Sir Thomas More presents “Burning Lutherans” (circa 1530) –> slide 5
- heresy against Church is a disease
- started with burning Protestant books
- now onto followers of Martin Luther
- (but I only burned six).
Sir Thomas More:
“A man of an angel’s wit and singular learning. I know not his fellow. For where is the man of that gentleness, lowliness and affability? And, as time requireth, a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes, and sometime of as sad gravity. A man for all seasons.” ~ Robert Whittington (1520, before More’s “pyro” phase)