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   A common modern religious assumption that we all should be “more tolerant,” especially regarding religion, sounds good, but consider this:

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“…any religion that values its own truth ahead of tolerance is considered ‘over-attached’ to the culture and incapable of being rational. ‘Once a group has rejected tolerance as a guiding principle and opted instead for the imperatives of the church or tribe, it becomes a candidate for intolerance that will be performed in the name of tolerance.’ ”  [source on in “MORE”]

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      What’s going on here?!

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For that you need to go through the DOOR.

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    Ordinary logic is hardly a friend to modern gut feeling. Is there anything that’s legitimately transcultural?

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   Today people are saying a lot of things they don’t really mean. The quote above comes from philosopher Stanley Fish’s article, “The Trouble with Tolerance” that appeared in the Nov. 10, 2006, issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education and is also in harmony with Wendy Brown’s Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire (Princeton Press, 2006).¹

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   ¹ Since you expect more in a note, here it is: This is taken from a note in Timothy Keller’s The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (Dutton,2008). Keller recently started a church in Manhattan, NYC, which has grown to 5000 members. We will explore more of Keller’s thinking in future posts,