Too much Tolerance Essay

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Too much Tolerance

Dogmatic Tolerance = Hypocritical

Tolerance. It is a word synonymous with peace, good will, brotherly love, acceptance and forgiveness. It is a virtue that is essential in a world filled with racial and religious discrimination. But at the same time tolerance, or, more specifically, the modern, politically correct definition of tolerance, holds some very dangerous pitfalls which, if our government, and we, as a people are not careful of, could be crippling to the individualism, and the religious diversity of Canada, and the world.

The dictionary definition of tolerance is: “The capacity for, or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others”, but the definition has become much,
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But incompatibility will be wiped away, and anything that is sure, or real will be snuffed out as narrow-mindedness.

You see, complete tolerance is impossible. By being so dogmatically tolerant as to state that there is no complete truth, is to, because of the nature of that statement, exclude, or be intolerant towards those whose beliefs state otherwise. Complete tolerance is an oxymoron, and is incompatible with many religious beliefs including Christianities, whose bible clearly states that it is the ‘only true religion’. In that case, total tolerance is not only impossible, it also limits the ability of many to worship fully in their religion. The government is passing through various bills and amendments that are pushed through in the name of tolerance, but, in fact, according to the true definition – if it is still permissible to say such a thing – these bills are decreasing the amount of tolerance that our government has towards groups whose ideas qualify as hate-literature.

That is why we need to act. Tolerance is good, but tolerance under the label that society has given it will become harmful to the public, and to the church. Racism is horrible, yes. Religious discrimination is illegitimate, of course. Words and names such as ‘Apartheid’, ‘the Catholic Crusades’ and ‘Bloody Mary’ will not be forgotten or missed, but if our path continues down the road it is traveling, ‘tolerance’ will be grouped into a section of the English language that

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