"Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom" That all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens, or by civil incapacitations tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and therefore are a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, who being Lord, both of body and mind yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do, Rewrite this excerpt from Thomas Jefferson's "Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom" in your own words in a more contemporary style.
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or some answer choices??? or maybe theres a screen shot so we can see what ur working with
There are no answer choices. It is asking to read the excerpt and re-write it in your own words. I will not do the whole thing, but I will give some guidelines to get started. The purpose of the document, as a whole, is to argue to the Virginian government that citizens have the right to pursue their own religion, as well as advocate for the separation of church and state. In this particular passage, he argues that forcing punishments in the name of religion goes against the will of God. With this in mind, try to re-read the passage and try to convert it into more modern language. You can always look up words if you're not sure what they mean.
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