Take Your “Tolerance” And Shove It!
I'd like to take the word "Tolerate" and all of it's forms and throw it off a cliff. According to Dictionary.com, the word means "to permit" or "allow to exist" (among other forms).
Now I'm not talking about your mom saying, "I'm not going to tolerate that behavior." I'm talking about "tolerance" of other people. I have one simple question on this matter. Who are you to say whether another person, their lifestyle or behavior, has a right to exist?
Religious "tolerance" is frequently bandied about as a "thing." Well, I don't "tolerate" your religion's need to judge others. Your "tolerance" is not needed, asked for, or wanted. This all goes back to another blog I wrote about not living life the 'half-ass' way. If you hate something, admit you're a hater, if you love something, admit that as well. You aren't doing anyone any favors by "tolerating" something. If, for instance, you hate skaters, then by all means buy a t-shirt that says, "I hate skaters," that way the skaters will know what kind of asshat they are dealing with when they run into you. If, on the other hand, you "tolerate" some weed smoking in your house, then order a subscription to High Times. If you think the U.S. government is evil and spying on you or whatever, don't "tolerate it," get the hell out. I guess what I'm saying in general is "put up or shut up".
I know not everything in life evokes a clear black or white emotion or attitude. I'm just saying, ask yourself if you have a right to judge first, then if you have moral ground to stand on, stand on it fully.