“TOLERATION, holding that every other man has the same right to *his* opinion and faith that *we* have to *ours*; LIBERALITY, holding that, as no human being can say with certainty…what is Truth, or that he is surely in possession thereof; so every one should feel that it is quite possible that another, equally honest and sincere with himself, and yet holding the contrary Opinion, may himself be in possession; and that whatever one firmly and conscientiously believes, is truth, *to him*; — these are the mortal enemies of Fanaticism which persecutes for opinion’s sake, and initiates crusades against whatever it deems, in its imaginary holiness, to be contrary to the law of God.”



Albert Pike – “What Masonry is and its Objects”