The Mistake of Tolerance

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…

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