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  • Definition of tolerance involves disagreement

    The definition of tolerance means allowing those you disagree with the right to free speech and their viewpoints. Those who would say no to this question are, ironically, the intolerant. For a good summation of this, see Michael Horner's excellent argument:

    "Some people might question this, saying it is intolerant to think only one religion has things right. But this response shows a misunderstanding of what intolerance really is. Intolerance comes from the word 'tolerate.' To tolerate means to allow something, such as a belief, to exist even though we don’t like it or agree with it. Tolerance does not mean never disagreeing with anybody. The word implies disagreement. True tolerance means allowing differing views to coexist without necessarily agreeing with them or claiming that all views are true. Therefore, we can hold that one view is true or better than other views without being intolerant. If we were truly intolerant, we would seek to silence other points of view. But merely engaging in persuasive conversation with someone you disagree with is not intolerance. We show more respect for each other when we take our religious claims seriously than when we clothe them in a patronizing cloak of relativism."

    The most intolerant people are those who claim to be tolerant, they claim anyone who disagrees with them is intolerant and should not have the right to free speech.

  • We don't take kindly to people who don't take kindly!

    Boy, what a vicious cycle that would become! By not tolerating someone, you are being intolerant. If we shouldn't tolerate those who don't tolerate, then we should all be intolerant of each other for not being tolerant.

    If you want to change people's attitudes, you should demonstrate a better way, not act the same way.

  • If we did not tolerate the intolerant, we ourselves would be intolerant.

    If we did not tolerate groups that expressed extremist beliefs but expressed those beliefs in a peaceful manner, we would be taking a step towards fascism as we would be silencing these groups/individuals because we strongly disagree with their beliefs. As long as these "intolerant" groups/individuals express their views in a way that does not violate the safety and rights of others, they should be allowed to express their beliefs.

  • Yes we should

    If you are intolerant to the intolerant, wouldn't that make you intolerant as well?

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  • Yes, We Should Allow the Intolerant to Exist

    "Tolerate" does not simply mean "leave in peace." People should be allowed to have their own views and to be able to voice them, but no one has the right to make you listen to something you do not want to or to deny you the right to combat them verbally. So, yes, we should let the intolerant continue to exist, but make it harder for intolerance to continue by fight it with reason.

  • Yes, we should.

    A tricky slope, we have the option of being intolerant ourselves by decrying them or being overly tolerant and allowing them to run roughshod. However, there is a strong difference between showing tolerance (nodding politely, calmly stating you do not agree and excusing yourself from a conversation, for instance) and just turning a blind eye. Every one is free to think and believe as they choose, it is when they try to push their beliefs on others or attack someone that it moves out of the realm of tolerance into the realm of persecution.

  • Tolerance, tolerates intolerance.

    Tolerance
    1.
    A fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, beliefs, practices, racial or ethnic origins, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry.
    2.
    A fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions, beliefs, and practices that differ from one's own.

    True tolerance is tolerant of all things including intolerance. If one is not tolerant and permissive to tolerance, then they are not truly tolerant. Tolerance may not agree or believe in the practices of another, but is permissive to those beliefs and practices.

  • It doesn't work

    Tolerating intolerance only allows the "bully" a reward of no consequence. There is a fallacy that placating an adversary will eventually lead them to understanding your desire for peaceful resolve. Wrong. An adversary determined to get what they wan does not think like you. They are determined and will simply laugh at your tolerance and placation while destroying your way of life.

  • You would stoop to their level?

    By being intolerant to the intolerant you are no better than them; you exhibit the same behaviour they do; instead, show that you are a better person than them and choose to explain to them how they're wrong. If all else fails, simply cut them off from your personal life, but do not stoop to their level, because then you become intolerant yourself, and you are not better. I know I might sound a bit idealistic, but everyone is eligible to their own opinion, no matter how condescending and patronising that opinion is, as long as they don't try to enforce it through legal ways. Instead, support those whom the intolerant do not tolerate. If we start choosing which ideas should be expressed and which should not, then our society will become progressively more intolerant towards differing opinions, at some point, even toward opinions that we do not think are harmful nowadays.

  • Some intolerance should not be tolerated.

    We shouldn't tolerate any sort of bigotry. If we tolerate people who hate gays then I think were taking a step backwards. I don't think we should deny there right to free speech. I just don't think we should be so passive about bigotry. I want us as a society to stand up and call them out on their illogical beliefs with rational discussion. Obviously that implies that they're allowed to voice their opinion. If you think people who believe as I do are just as intolerant as racists and bigots, then I think your missing the point.

  • Ignore this troll.

    Anyways, the intolerant (i.E. 65 year old fundamentalist gun toting fist shakers with senility) are the only thing that stands between a global, multicultural competition of ideologies, and a zealot run blurred line of church and state.

    Once their votes are off the ballot, we'll actually get some progress done.

  • Intolerance must be destroyed

    It is not true that being intolerant of intolerance implies you are as bad as them. By this logic, the correct action during the holocaust would have been to allow Hitler to continue gassing jews. If somebody says it is okay to kill jews, should we sit back and allow them to spew this ugly rhetoric? I think it is correct to condemn that person.

    To achieve a society which respects the basic human rights of all sexes, races, and sexual orientations (plus others may be oppressed), it is important to be intolerant of intolerance. In this case, we are fighting for the right of every human in our society to be treated equally.

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  • It's a time of progress. Not ignorance.

    With the rise of science and technology and groups of people who now want to understand things it's ludicrous to outright demonize shit that can be argued away with a little bit time and study. If someone ostracizes people based around stupid outdated ideologies that have no basis on fact, they themselves must be ostracized. I don’t particularly like this course of action, but sometimes the only way people can learn is through a little bit of emotional torment.

  • Forsaking tolerance for intolerance

    Sometimes in the act of being tolerant in the face of intolerance we lose the whole purpose of tolerance. It is important to stand up for tolerance in the face of intolerance and not accept others intolerance. "tolerance of intolerance is cowardice" Ayaan Ali one said, and i find this quote to hold a lot of truth

  • Forsaking tolerance for intolerance

    Sometimes in the act of being tolerant in the face of intolerance we lose the whole purpose of tolerance. It is important to stand up for tolerance in the face of intolerance and not accept others intolerance. "tolerance of intolerance is cowardice" Ayaan Ali one said, and i find this quote to hold a lot of truth

  • Forsaking tolerance for intolerance

    Sometimes in the act of being tolerant in the face of intolerance we lose the whole purpose of tolerance. It is important to stand up for tolerance in the face of intolerance and not accept others intolerance. "tolerance of intolerance is cowardice" Ayaan Ali one said, and i find this quote to hold a lot of truth

  • Forsaking tolerance for intolerance

    Sometimes in the act of being tolerant in the face of intolerance we lose the whole purpose of tolerance. It is important to stand up for tolerance in the face of intolerance and not accept others intolerance. "tolerance of intolerance is cowardice" Ayaan Ali one said, and i find this quote to hold a lot of truth

  • Forsaking tolerance for intolerance

    Sometimes in the act of being tolerant in the face of intolerance we lose the whole purpose of tolerance. It is important to stand up for tolerance in the face of intolerance and not accept others intolerance. "tolerance of intolerance is cowardice" Ayaan Ali one said, and i find this quote to hold a lot of truth

  • Forsaking tolerance for intolerance

    Sometimes in the act of being tolerant in the face of intolerance we lose the whole purpose of tolerance. It is important to stand up for tolerance in the face of intolerance and not accept others intolerance. "tolerance of intolerance is cowardice" Ayaan Ali one said, and i find this quote to hold a lot of truth

  • Ah, parodox of tolerance.

    Karl Popper once wrote "Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them."


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Vigilante55 says2016-02-20T07:14:32.317
We give everyone a chance to speak their opinion but when
we when speak something against their views
they get angry & say its intolerance but in
reality the real intolerance is their behavior who always think they are right & don't tolerate anyone's opinion
am i right
Vigilante55 says2016-02-20T07:14:42.860
We give everyone a chance to speak their opinion but when
we when speak something against their views
they get angry & say its intolerance but in
reality the real intolerance is their behavior who always think they are right & don't tolerate anyone's opinion
am i right