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"The Intolerance of Tolerance" by D. A. Carson

posted Feb 16, 2019, 2:55 PM by Fccea Webmaster
The Intolerance of ToleranceThis book argues and demonstrates that “tolerance” has been subtly redefined in our culture, now requiring not just acceptance of someone else’s debatable idea – but belief in the relative truth of that idea, even if it is diametrically opposed to what one believes. Thus, whether we actually believe it or not, we are asked to believe that 5-year-olds are sufficiently mature to determine their gender identity. To disagree is to be “intolerant.” But the process does not work the other way. Those insisting on morally questionable positions are not viewed as intolerant for failing to accept moral absolutes. Carson rightly identifies that our society has experienced an abdication of truth claims in favor of moral relativism with potentially devastating effects.