I have always believed that we are not forced to tolerate others and their ideas. To Tolerate; is to understand others actions and beliefs without letting them (and their ideas) interfere in the code of morality we stand by.
That being said, I truly believe in freedom, equality and the respect of other’s rights. But that doesn’t mean I am forced to tolerate them and their ideas. To tolerate, when not affected by political opinion, is to accept that others may think and live different than I. It is to understand and recognize they & their ideas exist.
If you are interested in learning a somehow related point of view, I recommend you to take a couple minutes and listen to the podcast of Wendy Brown at Philosophy Bites. Wendy Brown is a teacher of Philosophy at UC Berkeley and has some interesting ideas that are worth listening.
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