Since when is being offensive against the law?? If that's the case then I want all the secularists to stand trial for defamation of people of faith, I want all the secularist to stand trial for offending me and my opinion about my faith, I want all the democrats to stand trial for the offensive language regarding 9/11...
When will people of good conscience stand-up and stop this lunacy?
I hope the same will hold true for Muslims, the realization that there are no moderate muslims and that our survival will depend on the total destruction of islam as a force in the world.
History shows that there are no enemies more deadly than armed Americans in a scrap.
Why is that exactly? Because it doesn't follow. I think the first, without thinking the second.
The missing minor premise is that no one could possibly tolerate an irreconcilably different and dangerous pack of neighbors. But I do it every day. Remarkably few of you are anything like me, nearly all of you are quite dangerous - some more than others it is true. But I do not attempt to live in a mythical world without danger. I live in danger as I live in the corporeal world. It makes courage a virtue, not annihilation of others a necessity. It means I am willing to fight whenever the occasion for it arises, not that I am "closed and defensive".
See, the left only has this problem because they are trying to construct a pacifist existence in a world with real differences and dangerous men. It is the pacifism that is in contradiction with those things, not tolerance. I am perfectly open and accepting of the fact that Muslims are Muslims and wrong, that great bogs of them are unjust, that some of them are even dangerous (while lots of others wish they were, but are impotent).
The left actually only accepts tolerance as a virtue because they are trying to arrive at a mythic state of peace in which all danger has disappeared. Hence this writer's confusion - he thinks tolerance is only chosen if it results in peace, or that safety is the only good to aim at. I tolerate because I recognize the universal state of error mankind is sunk in. I do not remotely think it magically creates safety. I know perfectly well that only strength and courage create safety.
I just also know that intolerance does not bring any increase in strength. Look at those who organize their societies around its absence, and around brutality. They are mostly poor as dust, ignorant, incapable of any lasting achievement, they live off our discarded scraps of technology and any wealth they have comes from us. Why would I want to imitate their stupidities and injustices?