Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Common Objection #28- "Tolerance Requires Us to Accept All Views Equally!"

In his most recent post, J. Warner Wallace explains why this oft-repeated claim is not only false, but is self-refuting:

"A...self-refuting statement lurks here in this common errant definition of tolerance. Folks who hold to this corrupted view say they accept all views as equally true. But if you make the claim that some ideas are patently false and have less value than others, they will quickly reject your statement. In other words, they will accept any view as equally valuable except your claim that some views are not equally valuable. See the inconsistency? People who embrace this definition of tolerance cannot consistently implement their own view of tolerance."

Check out our responses to "Common Objections" here.  To learn more about the purpose of this series, go here.

Courage and Godspeed,

To learn more about tolerance and what the word really means, check out these resources:

1. The Three D's of Tolerance by J. Warner Wallace

2. The Intolerance of Tolerance by Greg Koukl

3. The Tolerance Bargain by Greg Koukl

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