Montesquieu

We are being poli­ti­cal and not theo­lo­gi­cal here, and even for theo­lo­gians there is a big dif­fe­rence bet­ween tole­ra­ting a reli­gion and appro­ving of it.

When the laws of a state have thought it best to allow mul­ti­ple reli­gions, they must also oblige them to tole­rate each other. It is a prin­ci­ple that every reli­gion which is repres­sed itself beco­mes repres­sive : for as soon as it can by some hap­pens­tance come out from under oppres­sion, it attacks the reli­gion which has repres­sed it, not as a reli­gion but as a tyranny.

Therefore the laws must require of these various reli­gions not only that they not dis­turb the state, but also that they not dis­turb each other. A citi­zen does not satisfy the laws by being content not to stir up the body of the state ; he must also avoid dis­tur­bing any citi­zen at all.