* * Warning: Serious post ahead! * *
You all know how much I love to read and watch the news. I find a morbid fascination with the facts presented through this medium.
But recently I can't stop thinking about what is on the news and how often I find myself thinking of the word tolerance. Tolerance has come to mean acceptance, not just respect and kindness.
I enjoy this quote which reflects my feelings:
Tolerance obviously requires a non-contentious manner of relating toward one another’s differences. But tolerance does not require abandoning one’s standards or one’s opinions on political or public policy choices. Tolerance is a way of reacting to diversity, not a command to insulate it from examination. (Dallin H. Oaks)
Tolerance seems to be a one-way street -- everyone wants to receive it, not give it.
I'm frustrated by the twisting of the meaning of the word tolerance.
I need to put myself in 'Time Out' away from the media for awhile.