It’s funny how people interpret tolerance as intolerance. We live in a world of 7 billion people, and minorities of a billion or less try to impose their values. I am against that imposition of values, from BOTH sides of the debate. The funny thing is that in discussions people assume that since I don’t want their values imposed I am against them. Nothing could be further from the truth. I don’t want their philosophical opponent’s values imposed either.
I don’t want abortion forbidden, or have it mandated a church must pay for it.
I want birth control available but don’t demand a church school pay for it.
I want freedom of sexual preference but do not demand someone approve of it.
I want freedom to protect yourself with a gun in your home without that right being a risk to your neighbor’s rights.
I want the Catholic Church to be free to have only male Popes but don’t demand you approve of him.
I want you to be able to exercise your world view–without forcing that world view on others.
I want freedom. For both parties.
The only problem people have with tolerance, is that that tolerance includes the views of others.
Why on these issues do we feel the right, if not need, to tell others what they may do?