With all the latest current events between the Senate race with Scott Brown, the political partisanship between the left and the right and the recent controversy over the Tim Tebow Pro-Life commercial airing during the Superbowl. The word “intolerance” has come to mind more than once over the last week. Most of the time it is meant to hurt someone who believes differently (than they do) on an issue or conviction.
Anytime I hear the word intolerance I think about a shirt that I have seen produced by Josh McDowell, a Christian apologist. On the front it said “Intolerance is Great” and on the back it had a list of famous people and what they were intolerant of. I can only remember a few of the names. Mother Teresa was intolerant of Poverty, Gandhi was intolerant of hungry, Martin Luther King Jr was intolerant of racism, and at the end it said Jesus was intolerant of sin. Most people view intolerance as a bad thing, but as you can see that is not always the case.
So next time someone calls you intolerant be sure to thank them and then you know you have stuck to your beliefs and don’t flip-flopped in your convictions and beliefs. I’m trying to keep these blogs shorter and easy to read, so feel free to add your comments and what you are intolerant of.