Why tolerance is a lousy virtue

Tolerance is a squirrelly virtue. At best it's a schoolyard thing that only works if everyone agrees to play along. At worst, it's a bludgeon to -- ironically now -- knock about people who disagree with you. We all benefit from tolerance when we get the first kind. Elbow room to live and act as you please is nice. When it comes to the practice of faith, it's even better -- particularly if its absence means that you must operate in some sort of rebellion. 'Curing' fundamentalism But the … [Read more...]


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