Diversity Not an End in Itself

‘As [the Church-of-England Man] doth not reckon every Schism of that damnable Nature, which some would represent; so He is very far from closing with the new Opinion of those, who would make it no Crime at all; and argue at a wild Rate, that God Almighty is delighted with the Variety of Faith and Worship, as he is with the Varieties of Nature. To such Absurdities are Men carried by the Affectation of Free-thinking, and removing the Preujudices of Education; under which Head, they have, for some Time, begun to list Morality and Religion.

— Jonathan Swift, in ‘The Sentiments of a Church of England Man’


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