Thursday, December 14, 2006
"The Intolerance of Tolerance"
Today's Townhall includes a piece by Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason: "The Intolerance of Tolerance." Here is his introduction:
Probably no concept has more currency in our politically-correct culture than the notion of tolerance. Unfortunately, one of America's noblest virtues has been so distorted it's become a vice.
There's one word that can stop you in your tracks. That word is "intolerant."
This idea is very popular with post-modernists, that breed of radical skeptics whose ideas command unwarranted respect in the university today. Their rallying cry, "There is no truth," is often followed by an appeal for tolerance.
The tolerant person allegedly occupies neutral ground, a place of complete impartiality where each person is permitted to decide for himself. No judgments allowed. No "forcing" personal views. That all views are equally valid is one of the most entrenched assumptions of a society committed to relativism. And it's a myth.
Labels: Apologetics, Christianity and Culture, Emerging Church and Postmodernism