Thursday, July 4, 2013

"Tolerance", The Horse Through Which Acceptance Was Invited Through The Gate

Amazing video. Amazing because the anchor actually notices the irony. I'm convinced that she is actually shocked at the lack of tolerance. A couple of things to note.

1. The victims were preachers, not protesters.

2. One of the most fascinating quotes comes at 2:20.  The anchor quotes someone as saying: "[I know] society has come a long way tolerating different lifestyles, but I think this video shows we have a ways to go".

How does one interpret that statement.

3. And, speaking of tolerance and hate, who are the tolerant ones, and who are the hateful ones the above video, and video below?

4. Remember, Christianity is about tolerance, as it has historically been defined.  The Christians in these videos are examples worth following of, not only love, but tolerance.

John 3:19-21
"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.  "For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.  "But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."


Susan said...

Danny didn't know if you saw/read this link I put on fb but it says exactly what you are saying and points to the REAL culmination and what the goal is.

Dan said...

I didn't see it. I love this quote from the article:

"If the mindset of the world and the Tolerant Ones requires people to abandon old ways of thinking, ancient values and “outdated” morals of the past and to embrace a 21st century mindset, then that means you and I are being challenged to return to an ancient mindset and ways long forgotten by most.

This is well put, and I couldn't agree more. These are radical times.