View Poll Results: Is Intolerance Wrong?

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    That would depend on who you ask, lol.

    For example being to tolerant of certain actions is inviting trouble. Tolerance is quite subjective.
    I agree that tolerance can be both good and bad, but as a nation, I don't think we've taken the good kind far enough at all. There is a significant portion of the population that are intolerant of same-sex relationships, same-sex adoption, Muslims, religion in general and many other things. There is still a hell a lot of damaging intolerance in the United States and some of it the reason who politicians can't even work together to get anything done.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    The message that's being conveyed, is that a political position is necessarily wrong if it's intolerant.
    Yes. I agree with that.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    My main message is that I don't think it is inherintly wrong to be intolerant of SSM. There are those who scream that's it's evil and intolerant to differ on the matter of SSM.
    It is intolerant and wrong. Can you show me why it isnt?

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Acceptable intolerance has to be based on something more known to be harmful. In tolerance of mature consenting adults doing loving one another is not equal to be intolerant of someone harming someone, like say a pedophile.
    Pedophile-ism
    This is where tolerance is stretched to a breaking point.
    In an absolutely perfect world, intolerance is wrong.
    But we do have the "mentally sick", and those who live in the past, the Sandusky's and the ilk....being intolerant here accomplishes nothing...

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I agree that tolerance can be both good and bad, but as a nation, I don't think we've taken the good kind far enough at all. There is a significant portion of the population that are intolerant of same-sex relationships, same-sex adoption, Muslims, religion in general and many other things. There is still a hell a lot of damaging intolerance in the United States and some of it the reason who politicians can't even work together to get anything done.. we need a better breed of politicians !!! .
    With these examples, as I see it, NO ONE IS HURT !
    The problem is, IMO, we have too many people who "live in the past"...

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Tolerance has its limits. There comes a point where tolerance becomes nothing less than stupidity. Too many lefties/liberals/progressives have a hard time with that concept. It flies squarely in the face of their most treasured beliefs.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    Tolerance has its limits. There comes a point where tolerance becomes nothing less than stupidity. Too many lefties/liberals/progressives have a hard time with that concept. It flies squarely in the face of their most treasured beliefs.
    I will admit that same sex marriage stretches my tolerance to the near breaking point...
    I can remember when "gay" had a positive meaning ....the old movies of the 30s, 40s.......when a homosexual was shunned by society...
    Now, I need an example, Meathead....

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    There are many things that I will not tolerate. I actively seek to expose, undermine, discredit, mock and discriminate against those things in many ways. In other words, I have a spine. The poll is not intelligence-friendly and thus I shall not vote.


    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I will admit that same sex marriage stretches my tolerance to the near breaking point...
    Do you oppose SSM? If so, you are intolerant because you are unwilling to grant the other the same rights as you have. You are discriminating against them legally. If there was SSM throughout the US, then such an opinion (as that quoted above) would not be intolerant but merely an opinion. However, as long as they don't get equal rights because of ones opinion... one is intolerant. We might note, even if SSM was legal everywhere, wanting to outlaw it would be intolerant.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 12-13-11 at 08:46 AM.

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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.
    Examples would help.
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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Pedophile-ism
    This is where tolerance is stretched to a breaking point.
    In an absolutely perfect world, intolerance is wrong.
    But we do have the "mentally sick", and those who live in the past, the Sandusky's and the ilk....being intolerant here accomplishes nothing...
    So, here's an idea - let's define the principles that guide us on what to tolerate and what to not tolerate (the words are used in different ways there - which is part of the problem).

    I say we practice "tolerance," meaning respect for differences, when those differences do no harm to us or others. So if two consenting adults want to be gay, leave them alone. If someone wants to have sex with a child, that's different because it harms the child. Pretty simple.
    "Yes I read the 9th [amendment]. It doesn't say **** about abortion." -Jamesrage

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