The literal definition of tolerance and how we have skewed it to mean condone.
How it's absolutely possible to tolerate beliefs that differ from ours, without saying we agree with it.
How our kids are watching our every move, and if we adopt this tolerance/condone word substitution, we may be shooting ourself in the foot.
Today my great friend and co-host Paul and I embark on what was potentially the most uncomfortable show to record. We discuss an article written, discussing a comeback to the Mix It Up planning for promoting homosexuality in their schools.
Paul and I have been very open about our beliefs as Bible believing Christians, but Paul and I both agree that many in both the Christian and Gay Communities have taken this too far. Rather than caring about people we use our belief systems to try and push our agenda. In turn we push each other farther away and end up hating one another.
We have fundamentally confused the words tolerance (accepting difference in beliefs or behaviors) and condoning (to approve or sanction something). We need to be teaching our kids:
- There are other beliefs other than our own.
- Why we believe what we do.
- That it is perfectly okay for people to believe differently than ourselves.
- That we can leave at peace with someone that thinks we are wrong.
- That life intrinsically has value, even if we think their beliefs are incorrect.
The Affluent Student - Pauls awesome site.
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