Intolerance

“…the definition of tolerance has changed from accepting that lots of people have different views, some of which are wrong, to agreeing that all views are equally true.”

“I’m pretty sure if an old guy smoking a cigarette while buying stocks in oil companies and gun makers and bemoaning that it was a big mistake to let women learn to read was sitting on a plane next to a feminist on staff with Greenpeace, she would not defend his equally wise and welcomed alternative lifestyle to the flight attendant who was being intolerant for asking him to put out his cigarette.” — Intolerant tolerance, by Mark Driscoll

Hmm, I’m not so sure the notional Greenpeace lady would not defend the smoker. Her reaction would depend on details about the smoker that we don’t know, but I’m not so intolerant as to list those details here.

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