Yes Gunnar. Be tolerant to all those who would be intolerant. Just make sure
they don't get hold of the reigns of power. That of course means that in a
democratic secular society you must never tell intolerant fascistic types
that you don't like them. You might hurt their self-esteem and make them

Of course if they get control of things, you don't have to worry about that
because if you criticize them then they'll just lock you up, torture you and
eventually kill you.

Be kind Gunnar to the neocons who glibly believe they can continue to use
the fundamentalists in their neighborhood as their cat's paw and their
three-headed dog and who advocate you tread lightly about  their pet
monster's intolerance of your tolerance and your criticism of their
intolerance. Don't you understand, Gunnar? Well don't you?


on 2/25/04 3:16 PM, Justin Blessinger at [log in to unmask] wrote:

So worship all you like at your altar of relativity.  The great thing about
such a position is there is nothing to defend.  But if you hold it in such
high esteem, show a little tolerance for persons who believe they have
learned something true.  Tolerance is something to be extended at least as
much as received.