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Edited by Britton: 6/25/2015 4:21:03 PM
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Tolerance is self defeating.

Tolerance is a movement that ultimately works against itself. Example: •Person A believes in tolerance, and is teaching a class on it. •Person B believes tolerance is a load of bull malarkey, and is in the class, and decides to teach others in the class his opinion on tolerance. Person A must now either remain tolerant of Person B, and allow them to undermine their efforts, or be intolerant of Person B's opinion, undermining themselves. So what do we do? We generally accept that the avg person's opinion on most things should be tolerated if not respected. But we have already established a position of 100% tolerance is self defeating. The answer is simple. Take things issue by issue, case by case. Find your own position, figure out what opposing positions are tolerable, and which ones aren't. Being tolerant of all gets you nowhere, being intolerant of all gets you nowhere too. You must balance the two to achieve a healthy world outlook that is accepting of new ideas but not permitting of absurdity and extremism. Discuss.

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  • [quote]Tolerance is a movement that ultimately works against itself. Example: •Person A believes in tolerance, and is teaching a class on it. •Person B believes tolerance is a load of bull malarkey, and is in the class, and decides to teach others in the class his opinion on tolerance. Person A must now either remain tolerant of Person B, and allow them to undermine their efforts, or be intolerant of Person B's opinion, undermining themselves. So what do we do? We generally accept that the avg person's opinion on most things should be tolerated if not respected. But we have already established a position of 100% tolerance is self defeating. The answer is simple. Take things issue by issue, case by case. Find your own position, figure out what opposing positions are tolerable, and which ones aren't. Being tolerant of all gets you nowhere, being intolerant of all gets you nowhere too. You must balance the two to achieve a healthy world outlook that is accepting of new ideas but not permitting of absurdity and extremism. Discuss.[/quote] QFT.

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