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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.
    Yes, because in a democratic system an intolerant opinion can lead to the restriction of rights of others. Intolerance and ignorance usually go hand in hand, so intolerance is not usually a strong position, but a stubborn one. It's why bigots get such a bad reputation.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    If intolerance is taken here as an act against "Free Speech" then it's wrong. But even free speech has its limitations in the form of libel and slander, hate speech and false exclamations like shouting "Fire" in a crowded theatre or bomb in an airport. We are expected to use a certain amount of civility and common sense in our everyday discourse with each other. You may not shout profanity in an open Court room or disturb the peace in a neighborhood or holler in a place of business, hospital, library or classroom. So ultimately tolerance is limited to the acceptable behavior according to a societies rules and laws. As far as freedom of thought it again depends on your ability to express your views in an acceptable manner, regardless of their unpopular nature. What I think is intolerant and what I choose to display or accept are two different animals. It takes a little tact, experience and charm to express your thoughts without being considered intolerant.

    I worked in a business were the parents would let their children run around unattended grabbing and mishandling expensive merchandise. I could not say anything instructive to the children without offending the parents and couldn't tell them to control their child without being offensive. So I would say in a nice but semi sarcastic way to the child "Oh no, mommy/daddy is going to have to pay hundreds of dollars for that broken merchandise!" Talk about watching a parent move fast to control their child. I think it's ridiculous that I had to think of some politically correct way to handle the situation, instead of being able to just say "hey lady or dude control your brat! ermm... I mean little darling." I'm sure saying that would've been considered intolerant? But wasn't their behavior intolerable?
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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    Yes. I agree with that.
    Do you agree that that's the message, or do you agree with the message?
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Do you agree that that's the message, or do you agree with the message?
    I agree that intolerance is normally used in a negative way. I also agree that it can be good or bad. However I dont seem to see the problem with people using it in a negative way if the intolerance is indeed negative. I also dont understand why we are arguing over something so trivial.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It is not my point to prove what Leviticus refers to. My point is to prove there is disagreement. I think I have done that. I hearly suggest, again, that if you are really interested in the topic, go to your public library.

    I have a Bible.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Is Evil Bad?

    Is Negative a minus...???

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    The effects of bigotry can be forbidden legislatively. Ever notice how black folks in the South don't have to use separate bathrooms and all that lately?
    Yes that got rid of some forms of bigotry, did not make it go away. It still happens in some places.
    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 ecofarm View Post
    No, wrong. Intolerance carries legal ramifications.
    Only in some cases. That is just a self righteous blanket statement.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    If the "common sense" did not carry legal weight (or threaten to), THEN it would be just an opinion.
    In this case not really. It is going to happen at some point. Courts or dumping votes like prop 8 down so ultimately it carries no weight at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Then you are tolerant of gays.
    I am not according to some, I am according to others. I am tolerant of equal treatment under the law.
    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.
    It depends on how one defines intolerance. To me it means being unable to tolerate something. Such that if you come across something you are intolerant of, you're willing to physically intercede to end that thing. In that sense, it can be wrong if the interaction is against the free exercise of rights of another whom is not infringing upon the rights of others.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I have a Bible.
    So do I. Read the entire book of Leviticus. It's best read as a whole. But remember what my claim is, that there is disagreement.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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