In the next few days, I plan to write about some pretty heavy-duty stuff that co-mingles theology, politics & sex... which means I might as well make a sign that says "Flame War - Y'All Jump Right In" in neon letters for the front page of the blog.
So, in order to preempt some of the potential problems I'm about to create, I want to go a couple of quick rounds with a dictionary to make sure we all are using one word correctly.
The word "tolerance" is defined in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary as:
- a: sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own
- b: the act of allowing something