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Don Quixote
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  • …"but I would have thee know that all these things I am doing are not in joke, but very much in earnest, for anything else would be a transgression of the ordinances of chivalry, which forbid us to tell any lie whatever under the penalties due to apostasy; and to do one thing instead of another is just the same as lying; so my knocks on the head must be real, solid, and valid, without anything sophisticated or fanciful about them, and it will be needful to leave me some lint to dress my…

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  • Are there governments that still punish apostasy with death?
  • While heresy is rejection of specific doctrines, apostasy is rejection of an entire religion.

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