If you are one of those who read my posts and wonder why I spend so much time harping on the meaning of words, you might want to read this one all the way through. In fact, you may want to read it more than once:
NOTE: This is one of the most important yet difficult posts in this series. I implore you, please, read it carefully as the distinction I am going to try to explain is at the heart of many of our society’s problems.
Tolerance is defined as ‘acceptance,’ but this is a perversion of the original meaning of tolerance. Tolerance is not the same as acceptance, but I fear that the majority of people in our society do not understand the difference. In fact, if all we look at is the modern dictionary, then we would most likely determine that I am wrong. Fortunately, we have more than the modern dictionary to show us how our PC culture has changed our language. Continue reading