SCMC Devotional – September 13, 2019
Thomas More refused to take an oath approving of Henry VIII divorce of Catherine of Aragon.
The Duke of Norfolk:
Oh confound all this. I’m not a scholar, I don’t know whether the marriage was lawful or not but dammit, Thomas, look at these names! Why can’t you do as I did and come with us, for fellowship!
Sir Thomas More:
And when we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?
From the film: A Man for All Seasons (1966)
– Tom Irvine