Departing the Vacuousness
Started by xSilverPhinx, May 14, 2020, 09:18:58 PM
QuoteThe paradox of tolerance states that if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventually seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Karl Popper described it as the seemingly paradoxical idea that, "In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance."
Quote from: billy rubin on May 15, 2020, 11:45:08 AMfreedom of speech doesnt mean that intolerant speech should not be publicly opposed.freedom of speech means that you are free to speak, not that you will be excused from skepticism, ridicule, and condemnation.toleration does not mean acceptance. theres too much acceptance going around. assholez should be free to identify themselvez az such, and take the social hit that rezults.
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on May 15, 2020, 11:07:19 PMThese sorts of social and philosophical principles are not written in stone - they are guides that we use to achieve, based on our common human experience, the best possible life. We should agree to be tolerant of others' ideas and beliefs. As long as ALL OF US agree to this, there is no problem or paradox. We have a social contract to be tolerant. You can believe or think any damn thing you want. But once you try to force that on me, you have breached the social contract, and all bets are off. It's only a paradox if you take it out of the social contract context.