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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    The point of the modern idea of "tolerance" is to just get along, and not to let our differences get between us. We need to work together for the common good and not get all bent out of shape over things that don't really matter, like skin color, religion, sexual orientation, cultural differences, and other such things that don't really make us particularly different anyway.
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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The point of the modern idea of "tolerance" is to just get along, and not to let our differences get between us. We need to work together for the common good and not get all bent out of shape over things that don't really matter, like skin color, religion, sexual orientation, cultural differences, and other such things that don't really make us particularly different anyway.
    unfortunately, some folks think that if their religion commands them to, they should have the right to not only feel intolerance...but express it and enact it.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    So then it is not wrong to be intolerant of homosexual marriage, if intolerance is only wrong according to the beliefs of biased people?
    It is wrong to be intolerant of homosexual marriage not because intolerance is wrong but because it is wrong to be intolerant of homosexual marriage.
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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Some intolerance is morally wrong. Some intolerance may be disagreeable but never crosses a certain line. Some intolerance is socially expected and encouraged.

    Depends on the specific intolerance being addressed.

    Of course in this case, Wake is trying to cast a wide net about "intolerance" so he can claim that his dislike of SSM is leading to his persecution by hypocritical liberals. Zzzzz....

    The bottom line (of most things on DP) is that context and individual situational consideration is of the utmost importance.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Tolerance created Western civilization. Losing it is what will kill it.
    There is an old line about someone so open-minded their brains have fallen out. We have taken tolerance a bit too far, and made it into a good in and of itself; which it is not.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    There is an old line about someone so open-minded their brains have fallen out. We have taken tolerance a bit too far, and made it into a good in and of itself; which it is not.
    actually, there is a lot of evidence that the USA is not yet tolerant enough.

    as far as other countries, they have a LONG way to go.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Tolerance created Western civilization. Losing it is what will kill it.
    No. Tolerance did not create anything. It has however contributed to Western Civilization in positive and negative ways. "Tolerance" can be both good and/or bad.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    There is an old line about someone so open-minded their brains have fallen out. We have taken tolerance a bit too far, and made it into a good in and of itself; which it is not.
    We haven't taken tolerance far enough.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    We haven't taken tolerance far enough.
    That would depend on who you ask, lol.

    For example being to tolerant of certain actions is inviting trouble. Tolerance is quite subjective.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    This is a simple question:

    Is intolerance wrong?

    The question arises because people have a tendency to connote intolerance with something negative.
    Intolerance can be both good or bad, it depends on the individual situation.
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    So we can learn to pick ourselves up.

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