View Poll Results: Is Intolerance Wrong?

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    Thats because it can be negative.
    Some people use it as a dirty word, implying that it's always negative.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Don't know of any rule book, and your free to be as huge an asshole as you want to be. But you asked if it was wrong, and not what rules or laws were. If you're being intolerant of something that is none of your business, that isn't harmful to others, and breaks no laws, well, you can't call that equal to something that does one or more of thsoe things.
    You're avoiding my question.

    Where does it say that "Acceptable intolerance has to be based on something more known to be harmful"?

    You?

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Intolerance when attached to a moral is subjective and means different things to different people. Intolerance on it's own can be good or bad, period. I am intolerant when it comes to crime, this is a good thing. I am intolerant of Jews because they are Jews, would be bad.

    So a yes or no answer does not fit.
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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?

    Can it be said that it's not wrong to have a differing opinion against, say, homosexuality/homosexual marriage? Or an opinion against abortion? Or tax breaks for the wealthy?

    So basically, can I simply dismiss people who negatively label me as intolerant, as biased partisans?

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Can it be said that it's not wrong to have a differing opinion against, say, homosexuality/homosexual marriage? Or an opinion against abortion? Or tax breaks for the wealthy?

    So basically, can I simply dismiss people who negatively label me as intolerant, as biased partisans?
    How about this.

    You can be intolerant of gays all you want, you can have a big intolerant cake and have a giant intolerant parade and march right through intolerant square.

    And then I will simply be intolerant of you

    See how that works.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    How about this.

    You can be intolerant of gays all you want, you can have a big intolerant cake and have a giant intolerant parade and march right through intolerant square.

    And then I will simply be intolerant of you

    See how that works.
    See, you're still not answering my question.

    It's made know that intolerance is not 100% wrong or right.

    And when you say it's wrong to be intolerant of homosexuality, you're biased.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Can it be said that it's not wrong to have a differing opinion against, say, homosexuality/homosexual marriage? Or an opinion against abortion? Or tax breaks for the wealthy?
    Not really. All those issues are again subjective. Someone being more intolerant then someone else does not automatically make them wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    So basically, can I simply dismiss people who negatively label me as intolerant, as biased partisans?
    That would depend on the individual. If they have a good argument, no. If they are just being hacks themselves? Yes, like a hot potato.
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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?

    What a riveting question! I don't know about everyone else but I've been hoping someone would ask.

    Is intolerance wrong?

    Maybe.

    I certainly hope my answer helps people find a light in the darkness of such a profound question.










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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    See, you're still not answering my question.

    It's made know that intolerance is not 100% wrong or right.

    And when you say it's wrong to be intolerant of homosexuality, you're biased.
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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    I cannot tolerate this thread. There's nothing wrong with that. It's just how I am.
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    The systems that ensure freedom and liberty are breaking down and fundamentalism is growing. Nobody is righteous anymore.


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