Tolerance is not Equality

May 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A tolerant culture has long been acclaimed as a righteous society. While most social indoctrination is designed to foster this fanciful theme, few are willing to ask or examine if this is a desirable goal. A valid conclusion rests upon a correct definition of the nature of tolerance and how it applies to natural arrangements and relationships among different groups. Here are four options to consider:

1) the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions

2) willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others

3) a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior

4) a permissible difference; allowing freedom to move within limits

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