Tolerance or Lack of Courage?

Greg explains how the word tolerance is often used inappropriately.

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Probably the most esteemed virtue in our culture today is tolerance. Everybody believes in tolerance. I’ve observed that what passes for tolerance is really just a substitute for intellectual cowardice. People are not willing to engage an idea they disagree with. They are not willing to either disprove it or be changed by it. Rather, they avoid engagement all together by calling someone an intolerant bigot. Then, they sit back and feel good about themselves as the gracious, loving, tolerant kind. I’m convinced that in most cases its just cowardice in disguise.

Greg Koukl

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