From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 21 2007 - 08:48:09 CST
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> Behalf Of John Hudson
> I believe tolerance is about how we treat people, not how we treat
++1. I think our society has a bit of a philosophic illness that mixes that up, and that says that ideas need to be tolerated unless they contradict the proposition that ideas need to be tolerated.
I sat in a workgroup recently discussing organizational values. The group had to explore what certain values meant and entailed, and one of these was wisdom. The group started down a path saying that wisdom entailed openness to all kinds of ideas, and passing that on openly. That was just politically-correct silliness: I pointed out that, without evaluating and making judgments on those ideas, that's just parroting; a tape recorder would have more wisdom by that definition than any human. Wisdom most certainly entails uneven tolerance of ideas.
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