[quote=Other Eric]Hi kev7!
What would the alternative to tolerance be in real, practical terms? If tolerance is the process by which we learn to put up with someone we would otherwise dislike, why would this necessarily be a counterfeit by Satan? Isn’t it a subset of the Christian virtue of patience? Does the practice of tolerance somehow preclude praying for our enemies and loving our neighbor?
Perhaps, what you mean, is that you dislike the confusion of tolerance with acceptance.
Let me put it this way.
Jesus teaches us to love everyone. He also teaches us to reject sin and satan.
If you chose to tolerate someone for their racial, religious, and or cultural differences then you are not following the model christ set forth.
There is a big difference between tolerating someone and loving and praying for them.
We do not tolerate satan. We reject satan and we love our.
I used to listen to the tolerance retoric proliferated by the media, but now I see it for what it is.
In other words, Satan would rather not see you change your heart. He would much rather see you stay the way you are. When he tells you to be tolerant of others you don’t have to change your heart. All you have to do is accept his evil in the world and practice pluralism and modern relativism. The message is very similar to that of Jesus but it is corupted and twisted.
When was the last time you heard the media say that we should love one another and pray for them?
Sorry, but I just don’t see jesus tolerating those who pursecuted him. I see him loving and praying for them.