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Pursuit of Truth


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