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Thread: Is Intolerance Wrong?

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Some people use it as a dirty word, implying that it's always negative.
    Yup. Does that really matter though?

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Out of curiousity, where does it say that in the rulebook?
    Is there a rulebook?

    The only thing I'm aware of is a sense of morality - or social norms - or culture - or the law. These things all change.

    There is no one rulebook that we all follow. If there was then we'd all be ****ed for breaking the rules
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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?
    It isnt wrong to have a differing opinion. Its the actions you take thats wrong...for the most part.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    I am intolerant of people that are intolerant of intolerant people
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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Intolerance of other people due to their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality...is 100% wrong.

    Intolerance of other people due to their political beliefs is also wrong...but not as much..in my personal opinion.

    But yes, being intolerant of someone due to something about them that they cannot change, is disgusting & very low-class.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    I'm intolerant of murders and child molesters.

    The context is significant here.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    This thread is a good example of how people go wrong when they think in absolutes.
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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This thread is a good example of how people go wrong when they think in absolutes.
    Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    Yup. Does that really matter though?
    When you're on a website that's all about political rhetoric, of course political rhetoric matters. duh
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This thread is a good example of how people go wrong when they think in absolutes.
    Or, it's something else entirely. Tbh, my ideology is changing with my experiences, and this is just another one of those minor bumps in the road I drive over. I'll impart some of my frustration. I was told I was intolerant for being of an opposing opinion regarding "X". "Intolerance" was used with a negative connotation. So, I argue, mentally, with this hypothetical person. "Is intolerance wrong," I ask him. He says it is, yet I remind him of whether he talks in absolutes or not. He reasons that intolerance is neither 100% right or wrong. I then inquire with, "how, then, do you decide which intolerance is wrong?" He retorts with, "because I say so, and I've made up my mind that it's wrong to be intolerant of 'X'." Now here is where you understand my frustration. I ask, "so you believe it is wrong based on your opinion? An opinion is a belief that rests on grounds insufficient to produce certainty." He retorts that society, "more people", agree with him. He makes references to philosophical fragments such as equality, love, hate, etc. The problem, all along, is not the issue of "X", but the existence of opinions. Beliefs. People grab hold of them, and insult, harm, and kill people over them. Obviously, if I decide to try to proceed without opinions, it will for sure be an endeavor against every person here because everyone here clings to many beliefs/opinions. It is simply frustrating how either number of people or might of power decides what is and isn't right. You do not see machines develop opinions and squabble amongst themselves. Eh, it is just a lot of questions with no certain answers.

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