Is intolerance a sin?

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  1. Joseph_Botwinick

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    I say no. I agree with Michael Savage when he says, "Diversity is perversity". What do you think?

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  2. KenH

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    It depends how intolerance is shown. If you beat someone up or call someone names, that would be a sinful form of intolerance.
     
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    Good point, Ken. Allow me to narrow the discussion a bit. Should we respect other people's views even if they are sinful and anti-Christ? I say no. What do you think?

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    I guess it still depends on what you mean with respect. Everyone has a right to their opinions and we must respect that right. Perhaps the question you are really after is "Are all opinions equal as far as right and wrong are concerned"? In that case, the answer is definitely no. I can agree that people have a right to do what they want in the privacy of their bedrooms without agreeing that everything they do in their bedrooms is right.

    Is that what you are after?
     
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    Hi Joe,

    Pro 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil [men].
    Pro 4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

    sounds like some good advise for a sane mind...

    Me2

    [ July 02, 2003, 06:13 PM: Message edited by: Me2 ]
     
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    I agree with Ken on this one.
     
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    I stopped attending a church in North Carolina three years ago because of the whole "tolerance" issue. The youth director one Sunday nite presented a talk about tolerance, and said that we need to tolerate what other's believe and give them a chance to explain why their beliefs may be true :eek: :confused:
     
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    Yes and no.

    You are correct when you say that not all opinions are equal and therefore, worthy of respect. However, I would disagree that everyone has a right to do whatever they want in their own bedroom, i.e.: physically and sexually abusing their kids. They obviously have a right to their opinions, but they do not always have a right to act upon that opinion.

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    Obviously, I was referring to what consenting adults do. I can tell this is going to be a looooonnnnngggg thread by the time we all nuance everything. [​IMG]
     
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    Not sin, but can be.
    As far as what consenting adults do in private, no they do not have a right to. It's sad that people think if it happens between consenting adults it's ok. Having an affair doesn't even affect a divorce anymore, and if people live together before marriage everyone is too "tolerant" to tell them they're acting like whores.
    But I have to explain to my kids why Jessica and Julie are kissing each other and how Tim and Susie got a baby when they aren't married and then look bad for telling them those people are sinning and wrong and be looked at as damaging my children by teaching them "hatred".
    Yuck yuck yuck!
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    Absolutely right, Gina.

    Now duck, here comes the liberal onslaught of what a hateful, judgmental, person you are.

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    Where do you get the idea in the U.S. Constitution that they do not have a right to?

    Also, can some of you people get it through your skulls that to say someone has a legal right to do something is NOT the same thing as saying it is Biblically okay for them to do it? For example, I understand that is legal to be a prostitute in Las Vegas, but that doesn't make it Biblically okay to be one.
     
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    Feel that those holding intensely to the Word of God and preaching same, will always be libeled as "intolerant".

    We should be as intolerant as God is. If HE condemns a conduct (Romans 1 for example) then WE should reflect that. Not "our" opinion; HIS.

    It is when WE step into HIS role rather than just proclaiming HIS Word that we cross a line into possible genuine intolerance. Keeping our opinions to ourselves is, of course, difficult.

    For you, not me. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think intolerance is a sin when it comes with a "nasty" or hostile delivery. When it does (which is almost always), the Bible condemns it (Titus 3: 2). latterrain77
     
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    How horrible!

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    who probably agrees wholeheartedly with the youth director
     
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    Jesus was totally intolerant of the money changers in the temple. He was right to be intolerant.

    The pharasees were totally intolerant of Jesus. They were wrong to be intolerant.

    It isn't tolerance that is right or wrong, it is WHAT you are tolerating.
     
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    Being Tolerant brings with along with it the sense of compromising, acceptance and complacency. I believe the correct word would be long-suffering. Long-suffering means to pity the weak, encourage the down hearted, have compassion, but it does not mean acceptance. God is long-suffering but he whips those He loves. If you are not being whipped then He is rejecting you.
     
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    Letting them explain is not the same as accepting their explanations as Truth.

    I also agree with the youth director.
     
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    Tolerance of sin, in the sense of approving of it and affirming those who practice it, is itself a sin (Rom 1:32).

    Tolerance of gross public sin and of doctrinal heresy in a church is itself a sin. Gal 1:6-9, 1 Cor 5:1-11, 1 John 2:18-23, 4:1-6, 2 John 7-11.

    Shunning a professing believer who is unrepentant about gross sin in his or her life, or who is an unrepentant heretic is not intolerance, it is obedience. 1 Cor 5:11, Titus 3:10-11.

    Being civil with unbelievers, no matter what their lifestyle is obedience--1 Cor 5:9-10
     

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