Wherever you go these days it seems that tolerance is held up as a prime value – something we all ought to aspire to. We ought to tolerate other religions, other belief systems and cultures.
Is that the attitude Christ would have?
I was discussing this with a friend who made the excellent point that ‘tolerance’ is a condescending act. It implies that ‘I am better than you, but I will put up with you to keep peace’.
I tend to think that a more Christlike quality is actually acceptance.
Acceptance does not imply agreement, but neither does it suggest superiority.
Just a thought…