So, in the blog yesterday, I was asked for my definition of tolerance. Here it is. Tolerance is a warmed up crock of cow dung, in my opinion. It stinks and provides nothing that satisfies. It is a specious, anti-Christian attempt to redefine issues of truth and justice under the auspices of political power, which is to say, that tolerance is a tool which is used by those whose desire is to coerce moral strictures on others without having to defend their moral views against the traditional safeguards of reason or revelation or even majority opinion.
Tolerance is an inherently contradictory concept, as was pointed out yesterday in the blog post and revealed in the comments which followed. No one is able to tolerate everyone or everything. It is impossible. Thus, tolerance becomes an aristocratic imposition of the personal preferences of those in power upon those who are not. It becomes a matter of arbitrary imposition which does not answer to the higher authority of reason. It is more akin to the manner in which 3rd world dictatorships impose morality than it is related to the historical, Judeo-Christian models of morality which prevailed in the West for the past 5 centuries.
Here is another of many examples of how hopelessly contradictory the concept of tolerance is in America. Folks want to kill Mormons and burn down their temples because of how intolerant the Mormons are!