> <<Tolerance and acceptance of other's views is an adult
> way to be in the world.>>
Tolerance of many things some people do not tolerate well is
a noble goal--it is a form of flexibility and versatility--but I
don't like the idea of "tolerance" in general as a positive value.
I will not deny the existence of real evil in the world, and I do
not for a moment belive in tolerating it. It is much the same
with "peace", another thing some people see as a value in itself
that I do not. Peace is merely a side effect of justice, and
sometimes justice must be fought for. I think the underlying
value is not tolerance itself, but flexibility in dealing with
varying circumstances one may face in the world.
-- Lee Daniel Crocker <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.piclab.com/lcrocker.html> "All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past, are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC
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