tolerance

The Intolerance Of Tolerance

The Intolerance Of Tolerance

It’s 4:00 pm on a warm, sunny Thursday afternoon. After ordering a caramel latte from my favorite coffee shop, I’m headed outside to find a seat and enjoy some “down time” after a long day at the office. Finally, an opportunity to relax and unwind before the day comes to a close. That vision of relaxation was quickly dashed as I overheard two young people engaged in a conversation that exposed the reality of the postmodern world we all find ourselves in. Rather quickly, I overheard a couple of young people speaking loudly. The young lady says to her male friend, “You are intolerant.” Soon the words, “bigoted,” “racist,” and “homophobic” followed. I could only imagine what started this conversation down this path prior to my arrival...