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    Is Intolerance Wrong?

    This is a simple question:

    Is intolerance wrong?

    The question arises because people have a tendency to connote intolerance with something negative.
    Last edited by Wake; 12-11-11 at 04:52 PM.

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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.
    Thats because it can be negative.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    Thats because it can be negative.
    According to which biased people?

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    According to which biased people?
    Depends on your views. Morality is a grey area after all.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    So then it is not wrong to be intolerant of homosexual marriage, if intolerance is only wrong according to the beliefs of biased people?

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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?
    See my post in your other thread.

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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?
    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 intolerent of someone harming someone, like say a pedophile.

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    Re: Is Intolerance Wrong?

    There is nothing wrong with intolerance. There can be something wrong with how you chose to demonstrate that intolerance. I'm intolerant of people who eat unhealthily. I don't allow it in my house. My wife, kid, cats and dogs get the best food I can afford. I don't go around trying to ban people from going to McDonald's. Why? My intolerance of unhealthy habits isn't dogmatic or even something I care to preach. It's a personal choice and if you want to live under my house, you'll have to abide by it. I don't write to my congressman about the need for healthier foods in public schools. I don't want to ban fat kids from the military. I don't even support those fat taxes. Do I believe kids should eat healthily? Sure. Do I believe public schools should serve healthy food? Sure. Do you see what I'm getting at yet?
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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 intolerent of someone harming someone, like say a pedophile.
    Out of curiousity, where does it say that in the rulebook?

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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?
    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.

    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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