Scott Hodge


The “Hipness” of Tolerance?

Mar 21, 2007


My friend and Canadian blogger, Jason Boucher, has a GREAT post on tolerance. 

A few snippets:

Since when did merely "tolerating" the particular existence/opinions/behaviour that you do not necessarily agree with become a good thing? A thing that shows how evolved we are as a culture?

One thing is true, Jesus wasn’t tolerant.

He didn’t invite you and I to "tolerate our enemies."

Doesn’t tolerance give off the sound of a hollow clanging symbol, or the annoyance of a mis-placed gong?

Read the entire post here.

6 Responses to “The “Hipness” of Tolerance?”

  1. Excellent! Well said.

  2. Betsy says:

    Thanks for the great link.
    Hipness only has one “p”, unless you’re trying a new, hipper variation out to see what kind of social influence you exert.

  3. Jason says:

    Thanks for the link love my friend :-)
    Chat Soon.

  4. A timely posting! Just yesterday I had a conversation with a relative who was

  5. Jonah Pickering says:

    You want to talk about tolerance? How about the rest of us tolerating all you neo-preacher’s infatuation with Starbucks Coffee & the rest of your materialistic “I’m trying to be relevant and hip.” materialism and consumerism?
    Listen to Rev. Billy….What Would Jesus Buy?

  6. S. Pihlaja says:

    I’ve been thinking about this since you posted and it sort of occurred to me today why this made me uncomfortable. I don’t want to live in a world where people are not tolerant of their enemies. In fact, the call of Jesus is past tolerance–it’s to love. How can I love what I don’t already tolerate?
    When we start talking about what people believe (and not know), we need tolerance, or we can live with others. I have to tolerate what I think is wrong if I expect the Muslim to tolerate me.
    Jesus was full of tolerance. You can argue that he didn’t tolerate sin, he tolerated sinners, but pragmatically, what’s the difference?

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