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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Saturday, March 05, 2005

"Intolerant tolerance" rears its ugly head again

This made me wonder if the definition of "tolerance" had changed while I wasn't watching, so I went and looked it up on Mirriam-Webster:

2 a : sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own b : the act of allowing something : TOLERATION

Nope. Same as I remember it...

Now, does this look like the response of a truly "tolerant" group of people?

US Draw Jeers for Abortion Comments at UN

Jeers and catcalls greeted the top U.S. delegate to a global women's conference on Friday as she stressed Washington's opposition to abortion and support for sexual abstinence and fidelity.

...top U.S. delegate Ellen Sauerbrey drew boos from the audience, which included some of the 6,000 activists who came from around the world, when she commented on Washington's interpretation of the document.

"We have stated clearly and on many occasions ... that we do not recognize abortion as a method of family planning, nor do we support abortion in our reproductive health assistance," Sauerbrey said.

The loudest catcalls, unusual at the world body, came when she articulated U.S. policy on AIDS prevention for adolescents: "We emphasize the value of the ABC -- abstinence, be faithful, and correct and consistent condom use where appropriate -- approach in comprehensive strategies to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and the promotion of abstinence as the healthiest and most responsible choice for adolescents."

Apparently all those self-declared "tolerance forever" folks are not really tolerant at all... since they despise and "boo" anyone who do not think the way they do.

Do you think sending them a nicely framed definnition of the word "tolerance" with the words "Tolerate Life" beneath it would do any good?


Blogger Saije said...

I don't know about tolerance in this setting (too much to ask for probably) but it certainly was rude.

March 05, 2005 10:49 PM  

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