I am finding and having a feeling that many use these two words interchangeably. They are two very different words and I get the feeling more people who cry tolerance are really crying acceptance.
When Jesus was on the earth... He was not tolerant of sin but accepted the person as who they are. I believe this is where the confusion lies when we speak of tolerance and acceptance. When responding, please keep it civil! Thanks :-)
In order to tolerate, there has to be some level of acceptance. Like say someone that isn't of your faith tolerates that you believe in something else- therefore they are accepting that another belief exists other than their own.
Answer by IhartU at 1:15 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
Answer by older at 1:33 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
TOLERANCE: . a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions and practices that differ from one's own.
ACCEPTANCE: the quality or state of being accepted or acceptable
The two words can and do go hand in hand. You cannot tolerate what you don't accept, on SOME level. You state they are two VERY different words, when really they are not.
Answer by sahmamax2 at 1:47 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
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