Tuesday, 25 July 2017

On Tolerance

If you wish to be tolerated, you must tolerate.
This does not mean that you must be silent and put up with intolerance. It does not mean that you cannot decry the misdeeds of those who do not tolerate. It merely means that, if you wish not to be excluded, you should not exclude.
This does not mean that you cannot sometimes set yourselves apart, especially if those times and places in which you do not exclude you. But seeking acceptance and toleration cannot rightly succeed if it does so by seeking to exclude others who are not set to exclude you. The only thing that should not be tolerated is intolerance.
Written January 2017
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