Friday, August 3, 2012

The Tolerance Buzz Saw, Part III

The tolerance just doesn't stop coming.  Do me a favor and tolerate this article for a few seconds.  It's pretty short, and it talks about what I've been talking about for two posts now: how our understanding of tolerance is contradictory and hypocritical.

D.A. Carson (a very smart guy who writes really well) has recently put out a book that I haven't read but have wanted to (just can't bring myself to buy it), called The Intolerance of Tolerance  In the book, Carson approaches the tolerance conversation by noting that there is "old" tolerance and "new" tolerance.  The old kind is the kind that is actually somewhat beneficial.  Carson says that old kind accepts the existence of different views.  By contrast, the new kind of tolerance accepts different views.  Pretty significant difference there.  

Check out the article, and if you're really ambitious, buy the book.  

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