Saturday, May 24, 2008

True Tolerance

An ancient maxim reads, "About matters of taste, there is no disputing," while another one advises, "About matters of truth, we should engage in dispute." These two sayings nicely capture the essence of the solution to the contemporary problem of tolerance and truth.

On the one hand, we hear much in public discourse about the need for tolerance, usually presented as the non-judgmental acceptance of all perspectives. On the other hand, those who stand for truth are often branded as narrow-minded, intolerant and judgmental. Unfortunately, this is often the case when it comes to Christianity. All too often Christian beliefs are said to be matters of faith, not matters of truth.

Read the rest of my article here.

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