Intolerance, a good thing?

"You're Intolerant!"

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.

2 Responses to Intolerance, a good thing?

  1. Nate says:

    John David don’t make your blogs shorter.. I have enjoyed the lengths that you type. Anyhow, what did the Lord warn out being lukewarm? Revelation 3:16; Since you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am going to spit you out of my mouth. All I hear and read about is tolerance. .. tolerance toward other cultures, other behaviors, other lifestyles, other religions.. but what turns out to be the truth about these tolerance stances appears to be tolerance toward anything except for CHRIST. If someone is standing with Christ, the world has no tolerance for the SAINT!!!

  2. johnweldon says:

    Thanks Nate. I agree with what you said and I think the cry of the new decade is going to be intolerance aimed at conservatives who don’t want to see things change in our country. We are standing in the way of their socialazation of America.

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