This mindless tolerance, which places observable scientific facts, subject to proof, on the same level as unprovable supernatural fantasy, has played a major role in the resurgence of both anti-intellectualism and anti-rationalism.
What a most unreasonably stubborn man,” he said. “One must be more open to opposing views in this world.”
“You don’t say.”
“Oh, indeed! As our late father often said, ‘Toleration is good for all or it is good for non.
The color-patches of vision part, shift, and reform as I move through space in time. The present is the object of vision, and what I see before me at any given second is a full field of color patches scattered just so. The configuration will never be repeated. Living is moving; time is a live creek bearing changing lights. As I move, or as the world moves around me, the fullness of what I see shatters. “Last forever!
Understanding is the assassin of bigotry, and lays a strong foundation upon which to build a tolerant society.
Tolerance is an attribute of egoism.
Many people have the confused idea that peace will happen when all the colors in the palette are the same. The actuality of peace is accepting each color’s differences and seeing the beauty each possesses.
I hold that it is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read
sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others’
religions as we would have them to respect our own, a friendly study of the
world’s religions is a sacred duty.
As for the majority, it is not so much race as it is political affiliation that really divides it today. What was once an issue of physical difference is now one of intellectual difference. Men have yet to master disagreeing without flashing all their frustrations that come with it; the conservative will throw half-truths while the liberal will throw insults. Combine these and what do you get? A dishonest mockery of a country.
Sacrifice of the self is sheer stupidity if sacrifice is not for the self.
Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged