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The Church’s Tolerance in an Intolerant World – Jeffrey Gage

churchAt its root tolerance means endurance. It is to put up with something.If I tell you that my wife has a high tolerance for pain and that I have a low tolerance, you will imagine, quite correctly, that when she was giving birth to a nearly 5 kg baby without pain medicine, I was sitting in the corner with the nurse patting my head and telling me to put it between my knees so as to not pass out.

Tolerance requires something disagreeable. I have to tolerate pain. I wouldn’t say that I have to tolerate chocolate or bacon.