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in the minority. History proves that this has always been so. The contradiction of the minority by the majority does not prove they are in the wrong . While not tolerating falsehood for themselves, they exercise most genuine tolerance toward all others in the world in their privilege of choosing the gods whom they want to serve . Unjustly they are rewarded with the greatest intolerance in political, social, economic, legal and religious ways. But this will not crush them out of existence . The intolerant religionists who oppose them are the ones that are in fear for their form of belief and worship, both fear from the truth as well as fear from the violent radical classes who claim to be antigod . 15 The truth has endured till now, and those who have it need not fear. The truth is eternal . It will last forever, after all error has been exposed and perishes . So those who worship with spirit and truth can afford to exercise true toleration toward all other religions as long as this old world of which such are a part lasts . But this toleration does not mean they are obliged to put the quietus on the proclamation of the truth by which men may be turned from darkness to light, from false worship to right worship . The fact is, they are under moral obligation to their fellow men to let them hear and examine it and then say, "It is the truth ." 16 It is with a sense of this obligation that this i s . Why may those with the truth be tolerant but not silence the truth? 16 . In recognition of what right of the people is this book published?

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