Someone said that when the pilgrim fathers brought the first civilization to the shores of the New World, they thanked God they had found a land where they were at liberty to worship Him according to the dictates of their own conscience. This done, they began killing Indians, burning witches, and compelling every person to worship God after the same manner they did.

They brought with them the seeds of that religious intolerance from which they had fled.

.....The common hallucination of the bigot is that every person who isn’t like him in religious belief has no religion.”
— William C. Bowers- Former Congressman and port collector of San Diego