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Response to Bgno64 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 01:14 PM

3. The crux of the problem


It means that you say what you say, you think what you think and live how you want, and I won't be over here trying to make it illegal. I will accept your right to be different. Your way won't necessarily be my way; it might, in fact, be utterly foreign to me, and it might be impossible for me to accept as the moral equivalent of my own ways. But so long as your way doesn't threaten my rights I won't threaten yours.

We have too many people, even right here on DU, trying to make others conform to their view of the world.
People with their own confuse definition of tolerance, trying to impose their will on others in the name of tolerance. That is not tolerance. That, more than likely, is just plain bullying on the part of an intolerant person, who thinks they are being tolerant by trying to change others.

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