Tolerance

Coexist. Failure is not an option

So in January, we bought a new car for me (an automatic! The Netjeru be praised!). My husband took over my old one, with the Tolerance bumper sticker. I was sad to see it go (he didn’t cover it up, but the white Kia was no longer my primary vehicle). But I had a “Coexist”… Continue reading Coexist. Failure is not an option

Tolerance

The real reason for the season

I was doing rite to Hathor, the Lady of Love, today (i.e. December 16), and something came to me. Maybe it isn’t earth-shattering, but I wanted to share it with you guys. Whether you think the reason for the season is Jesus, Yahweh or coaxial tilt, isn’t the real reason for the season love? Love… Continue reading The real reason for the season

Criticism of Religion

The difference between righteous anger and blinding hatred

I follow a few anti-theists on Twitter. I’m not sure why — maybe it goes back to before I was okay with being religious again myself — but I do. I’ve been wondering whether to unfollow these folks. I mean, I’m not AGAINST religion, am I? I’m not here arguing that all forms of religion are backward,… Continue reading The difference between righteous anger and blinding hatred

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The difference between tolerance and respect

My UU minister brought up the topic of respect a few weeks ago, saying that it went further than tolerance. I’d like to examine this subject up close. First, a couple of definitions (from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New College Edition, 1976): tolerance: The capacity for or practice of allowing or… Continue reading The difference between tolerance and respect

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Tolerance and freedom of speech

My husband and I have a subscription to Free Inquiry. Unfortunately, I’m behind in my reading because apparently I’d rather waste time on Facebook than read. But my job is giving me the chance to catch up (in between answering the phone), so yesterday I grabbed the closest issue I could find, which just happened… Continue reading Tolerance and freedom of speech