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Just how tolerant have Americans been?

Very,this is an interesting blog

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:00 AM on Dec. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:00 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • The word ‘tolerance’ is used only one-way, as a psychological attack on one’s morality and dignity

    Tolerance has nothing to do with one own morality or dignity, it is accepting differences among us, not necessarily agreeing with them.

    Answer by older at 8:33 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • Very good! Thanks for sharing.

    Answer by micheledo at 8:38 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • I have to disagree with you older. Tolerance is about tolerating, not necessarily accepting. They are two different animals.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:49 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • Quinn, can you please explain to me what tolerance have to do with morality and dignity? The sentence I quoted came from the blog.

    Answer by older at 10:03 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • I didn't comment on the dignity and morality. I commented on tolerance being different than acceptance.

    For instance, I tolerate many things, but I do not have to accept them.  Like a friend's child acting out and bossing her mother around.  I will tolerate that because it is not my child to deal with.  However, I do not accept that behavior in my own children.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:07 AM on Dec. 13, 2009



    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:12 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • Tolerance is intended to describe the method by which people with differing moral standards can co-exist non-violently without having to accept those differences in lifestyle into their own personal lives. It's an extremely thin line. Of course such a concept wouldn't last long in practice.

    Answer by Pandana at 10:56 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • Tolerance...acceptance...two four letter words in the average conservative christian's dictionary.

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 10:58 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • tolerance = condescension
    There needs to be a better term for what people should be doing to be a decent human being, because the term tolerate implies someone is in a position to give someone else permission to be who they are. Unfortunately, we don't have a single word that sums up "mind your own business, quit being a total self-absorbed ass, and live and let live."


    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:00 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

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