Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Morning Scepticism: Tolerance

Tolerance is a good thing, we should be tolerant of the right for other people to believe what they want. But that cannot extend to refraining from criticism. People can hold different political views yet fiercely debate them, get passionate about them even loathe those who support a different party - and that is perfectly fine. Yet when it comes to religion, to speak out and discuss the issues is labelled intolerant, militant or fundamentalist.

1 comment:

Richard T said...

Totally agree with you there. Religion isn't the only topic but an inability to debate a topic without being called intolerant would be a great thing indeed.