Is There Such Thing As Too Much Tolerance?

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  1. C-$

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    Do you think society is starting to tolerate everything and all types of lifestyles way too much? Do you think there's such a thing as "too much tolerance" ?
     
  2. JLBats

    JLBats The boney king of nowhere

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    It is wrong to suggest that a lifestyle is immoral simply because you consider it immoral. Tolerance all around, people.
     
  3. Tyrinus

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    When I'm forced to tolerate stupid people...yes.
     
  4. Winter Spleen

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    Yes, I have a problem tolerating idiocy... but we're overrun. :(
     
  5. Sarge 2.0

    Sarge 2.0 Fire Walk With Me

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    I'm going to agree...stupidity can't be tolerated. Other than that? Peace, love, and free food. :up:
     
  6. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Well, I think people have a common misconception about tolerance. You tolerate a baby crying on an airplane. It can still piss you off. You just don't say anything.
     
  7. Outsiderzedge

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    Agreed. Peace, love and free food have been tolerated long enough.
     
  8. Carter

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    I can tolerate any lifestyle. Doesnt mean I have to agree with it
     
  9. Cyclops

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    Well, of course there's such a thing as too much tolerance. If someone's lifestyle is harmful to other people, it shouldn't be tolerated.
     
  10. terry78

    terry78 Saturday night special

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    People tend to throw the word tolerance around too loosely as of late. It could be anything from racial interaction, to homosexuality, or any type of lifestyle someone lives that may be viewed as negative to any one person. They lump being "P.C." in with being tolerant, and give it a bad name.
     
  11. sticky buns

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    well u can be so tolerant that u start to ignore them. like gay people (no offence) but some people can but SO tolerant that they just ignore gays like in a bad way.
     
  12. Winter Spleen

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    Koala halala bang bang? :confused:
     
  13. Wilhelm-Scream

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    dumb question.

    Of COURSE there's such a thing as too much tolerance.
    Members of NAMBLA are saying that society isn't tolerant enough yet.
    :rolleyes:
     
  14. terry78

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    True enough. Someone in that group may ask why it's ok for two people of the same sex but not for them. Even though it may be moral common sense, there are people that feel the latter is just as evil and wrong.
     
  15. C-$

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    The thing that gets me is when people say that christians are intolerant and are always pushing their views on gays or on other people and that christians need to stop pushing their moral views on people and start being tolerant.

    But how can you tell a christian not to force his moral beliefs on people when you're forcing your beliefs on them by saying " you need to stop being intolerant "'?( I hope I make sense).
     
  16. American Male

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    Makes perfect sense to me . . .

    The "tolerance" people are only tolerant of those that agree with them.
     
  17. Kritish

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    Yes the moment we tolerate freaks like NAMBLA and guys that have sex with animals we officially to tolerant.
     
  18. American Male

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    One more thing:

    When the tolerance people urge "tolerance," what they actually mean is "acceptance."

    Those are two very different actions. I tolerate the liberal ideology that I hear at work (in that I let people have their say and don't try to keep them from speaking up or complain to the boss that they're making me feel "uncomfortable"), but I don't accept it.
     
  19. Corinthian™

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    actually, tollerance is not a moral beleif, is more like human rights...

    I don't think there can be too much tolerance... you just have to follow the rule of thumb there..

    "Among individuals as among nations, the respect to other people's rights is peace"
    -- Benito Juarez
     
  20. Wilhelm-Scream

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    No. Animals like it. They just can't assure that they do because they don't speak our language. I've seen some VERY eager dogs and mules thanks to the intarwebs.
    No one had a gun to their heads.

    We just have to pass legislation to make sure that all the dogs and mules are over 18. (in "dog" and "mule" years!)
     
  21. blind_fury

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    :up::up::up:
     
  22. Corinthian™

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    "I tolerate the liberal ideology that I hear at work (in that I let people have their say and don't try to keep them from speaking up or complain to the boss that they're making me feel "uncomfortable"), but I don't accept it."

    wait.. what?!?! I don't understand you:confused::(
     
  23. blind_fury

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    Can we at least agree that it's better to have TOO MUCH tolerance than to have TOO LITTLE?
     
  24. Corinthian™

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    You, my hated and irrational enemy who I loath and hate for being(from time to time) an ass hole, are indeed a wise man

    *claps*
     
  25. Wilhelm-Scream

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    Hug him. HUG HIM!!! :mad:
     

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