Sunday, September 17, 2006

More on tolerance, San Francisco style

Apropos of the meaning of tolerance in Pakistan (see below), TORiSF has an excellent collection of posts on the meaning of tolerance in San Francisco: see here, here, and here.

In both cases (San Francisco and Pakistan), an appeal to 'tolerance' appears to be a one-sided request meaning "you are instructed to do nothing which I might find offensive." This, of course, is the opposite of the dictionary definition: "indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own."

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