I've found (in general) that the people who are preaching that we should be tolerant are among the most intolerant people of all. People who preach for tolerance have to accept the intolerant themselves or else live their lives in contradiction.
When Michael Sam came out, my original thought was cool, good for him for not being afraid to say who he is. Then moved on with my day. Hopefully Derrick Gordon will not be judged for who he loves and can go to a school that will accept him for who he is.
Whenever someone needs to tell you how tolerant and accepting they are of other stuff, they are generally not practicing what they preach at all. All say and not enough do. I'm cool with other cultures and the like. But it's okay to admit that some cultures aren't for you and you won't understand them.
I was at Joe Rogan's stand up show last October in Philadelphia. The comic he had on before him was Ian Edwards. Ian (who is black) asked the audience a question, "if you saw three black men in hoodies walking down the sidewalk towards you, would you cross the street?" Pretty much no one raise their hand except for the black guys in the audience and he was laughing at all the non-blacks for trying to be so accepting (and he made it far funnier than I did). It's cool to admit that you'd be uncomfortable in that situation, just like it's cool to admit that some elements of some cultures make you feel uneasy or you don't understand them.
Interesting comment about those preaching tolerance being the most intolerant. Isn't it the left preaching tolerance, diversity, etc? So, how do you feel about the left's tolerance of religion and on those who depart from climate change dogma? I mean, are Al Gore, Michael Mann, Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben tolerant of opposing views, or is it, "the science is settled, so shut up?" Just askin'. I have yet to find any group more closed minded than liberals. They're tolerant only to the extent that you agree with them. You may want to look at your own views on this.
This topic has nothing at all to do with climate change. So I'm not responding and I hope other follow that lead.
It's about tolerance. You just proved my point. It doesn't matter what the subject is. I also mentioned religion, but I guess you missed it. Climate change just happens to be the most dominant, omnipresent, overwhelming position of liberals. I mean, almost everything is viewed through the prism of climate change, the latest being that it causes prostitution. There is not a single more intolerant position today, based on news coverage, threads, websites, etc., than by those who don't tolerate skeptics of CAGW. Skeptics are compared to racists and tobacco deniers. If it's intolerance we're speaking of, this is #1, by a long shot. It has nothing to do with climate, but intolerance. Isn't that what the issue is here?
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