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This was posted on my Facebook feed today.

"Tolerance is giving every other human being every right that you claim for yourself."

Robert Green Ingersoll

Agree, disagree? I'm off to work and will be back later with my thoughts.
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by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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AliKatCam
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Amen to that.
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parentalrights1
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Tolerance is me not beating the shot out of everyone I see crying about war on religion
parentalrights1
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Nah I agree
ReginaStar
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Yes

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 1:08 AM
What do you disagree with?

Quoting EireLass:

Nope.

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Meadowchik
by Silver Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 3:59 AM

 That sounds about right. and it shows that tolerance by definition is not an automatic good.  A person could have a faulaty view of the world and deny rights to themselves and others equally, which though equal could still be wrong.

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 7:43 AM

 

 Same sex marriage is illegal in my state so then I guess it's tolerant of me to be against same sex marriage.

I don't believe having an abortion is my right...

 

 

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 8:17 AM
See, I don't think it's so much about legal rights as basic human rights. If you are heterosexual you have the right to choose who you will spend your life with, and the choice to marry that person. So tolerance would be giving others the same right to marry their (adult, consenting) partner.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 


 Same sex marriage is illegal in my state so then I guess it's tolerant of me to be against same sex marriage.


I don't believe having an abortion is my right...


 


 

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EireLass
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 8:40 AM

"Tolerance is giving every other human being every right you claim for yourself"

All people are not equal. All people do not need to be tolerated. It's perfectly fine to be a discriminate person.

Quoting canadianmom1974:

What do you disagree with?
Quoting EireLass:

Nope.

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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I don't think that's what it's saying, that everyone and everything needs to be tolerated. I think it's saying, if you demand the right to marry whom you choose, why should Joe not get the same right to choose to marry Dave?

If you have the right to make your own medical decisions, why shouldn't Mary have the same right?

You (general) don't have to like their decisions, but it's not our place to deny them the same rights the rest of us have.


Quoting EireLass:

"Tolerance is giving every other human being every right you claim for yourself"

All people are not equal. All people do not need to be tolerated. It's perfectly fine to be a discriminate person.

Quoting canadianmom1974:

What do you disagree with?

Quoting EireLass:

Nope.

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