To tolerate in the sense of acknowledging that different experiences are likely to produce different outcomes, and that without the experience, we should tread the paths of judgement with great care, is wise and charitable, says Jill Segger. This forbearance is perhaps better perceived as humility than as tolerance.
The non-religious as well as the religious fight amongst themselves, Mark Vernon observes. But in questioning, they are all the better for it, provided that plural thoughtfulness can overcome intolerant rationalism.
Writer and broadcaster Rod Liddle, who has in the past been attacked by Christians and Muslims for his media assaults on religious extremism, has now invited the wrath of secularists by criticising ‚Äúevangelical non-belief‚Äù in a UK Channel 4 TV programme, ‚ÄòThe Trouble With Atheism', broadcast last night.