I used to have convos w my ex about her religious views.
We are tolerant! She used to tell me – It’s in our creed! The prophets heard it straight from God!
Tolerant, see, because they didn’t think that folks who didn’t believe as they did were going to hell for it, no. Only those who had been raised in the truth and who walked away from it were.
THE REST OF US JUST DON”T FUCKING KNOW BETTER.
Tolerance! It doesn’t mean what you think it means.
I am still angry and ashamed that I stayed with someone like that for as long as I did. It doesn’t speak well of my judgement. And yes, to be perfectly frank I believe that it is a sign of weakness to give up good judgement to pay lipservice to the dishonest and condescending – and in my personal case, cowardly – version of tolerance that I see these sorts of people practicing.