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Tolerance Paradox

Should we tolerate intolerance if said intolerance threatens the existance of our tolerance?

Paradox of tolerance
The tolerance paradox arises from a
problem that a tolerant person might be
antagonistic toward intolerance, hence
intolerant of it. The tolerant individual
would then be by definition intolerant of
Karl Popped” and john Rawls,[ have
discussed this paradox. Rams argues that
an intolerant sect should be tolerated in
a tolerant society unless the sect directly
threatens the security of other members
of the society. He links this principle to
the stability of a tolerant society, in
which members of an intolerant sect in a
tolerant society will, overtime, acquire
the tolerance of the wider society.
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User avatar #5 - halotalim (04/14/2013) [-]
There is a difference between tolerance and acceptance. I can tolerate you, but I don't have to accept your opinion.
#2 - deezknuts (04/13/2013) [-]
tolerance is implied to be accepting others regardless of their skin, religion, beliefs, essentially everything that does not define them as a person. We must tolerate everyone unless the specific individual gives us a reason not to. Our undrstadning of tolerance would imply that we judge others based not on the color of their skin, beliefs, religion, etc.. but rather by the content of their character Since those who choose to be intolerant are making personal decisions that affect their character, they are not a demographic, but rather a coincidential collection of indivuals.

tl;dr we should not be intolerant of people who are intolerant, but rather we should be intolerant of the idea of intolerance. The people who choose to be intolerant are making personal choices and are therefore subject to critical judgement
#6 - xxxsonic fanxxx (04/14/2013) [-]
Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
#24 - clechyl (04/14/2013) [-]
User avatar #4 - gilliam (04/14/2013) [-]

It's not because you don't like something that you're intolerant.
A tolerant person can still dislike intolerant people but let them go on about their buisness, therefor, he is tollerant.
#1 - wholesomeburn (04/13/2013) [-]
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#37 - kdiddlid (04/14/2013) [-]
**kdiddlid rolled a random image posted in comment #1596452 at Friendly ** I see what you're getting at, but i'm to high to think...
So have this
User avatar #30 - mummyslittlebitch (04/14/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Sounds like Geert Wilders
User avatar #28 - Jackimole (04/14/2013) [-]
Rawls' argument is why we tolerate the Westboro Baptist Church.
#21 - malteser ONLINE (04/14/2013) [-]
its a paradox
#7 - mondprinzessin (04/14/2013) [+] (6 replies)
#54 - powertrooper (04/14/2013) [-]
bro, that's deep.
User avatar #29 - bigblacknegro (04/14/2013) [+] (4 replies)
why not just make an exception for every situation like this..
if you are tolerant to everything except intolerance, then we should make intolerance the exception.
i can't think of another example, but you get the idea.
User avatar #31 to #29 - dtox (04/14/2013) [-]
The flaw with that is that you're no longer sticking to a principle.
#22 - mrhazzy (04/14/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I don't 						*******					 get this 						****					.
I don't ******* get this **** .
User avatar #23 to #22 - douthit (04/14/2013) [-]
Basically, it says intolerance of intolerance is itself intolerance. And if you claim you're tolerant of everyone, but hate and call out and talk down to "intolerant" people, then you're intolerant too.
#19 - ekusas ONLINE (04/14/2013) [-]
"Should we tolerate intolerance if said intolerance threatens the existance of our tolerance?" No, as it is also stated in that wiki, tolerating things that are intolerant, is only okay if said intolerance isnt in anyway threathening the security of mentioned intolerance - Therefore its easy to conclude that intolerance of threatening sorts are not to be tolerated, even in a tolerating society.
#14 - sparkofinsanity (04/14/2013) [-]
Oh god my ******* brain can't comprehend this ****
User avatar #15 - AnAnon (04/14/2013) [-]
I hate people that hate people.....Wait.
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