Tolerance vs. Relativism

We live, work, and study next to people of other religions, philosophies, and worldviews in a way that never happened even a hundred years ago.  This change to a religiously more plural society does not make relativism true, but it makes it seem true.

Tolerance is rightly seen as a virtue.  But today what is often implied by the word is relativism, thinly disguised under the positive connotations of the word tolerance.  If you do not toe the line to relativism you are branded as intolerant, which is not tolerated.  There is enormous pressure to conform.

–Dick Keyes, Chameleon Christianity (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers), p 26.

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~ by toddbumgarner on August 17, 2008 9:44 pm.

One Response to “Tolerance vs. Relativism”

  1. […] for the day Posted on August 18, 2008 by bkingr Part of the quote from Todd B’s site. Tolerance is rightly seen as a virtue. But today what is often implied by the word is […]

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