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The Sin of Tolerance

April 15, 2008
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Most moral boundaries are written in stone, clear to anyone who can and will see. We all know it’s wrong to smoke crack, watch MTV, or beat our wives. But it is mostly the subtle mental corruption that mostly vexes our souls, sneaking into our minds at unguarded moments. We must constantly be on our guard with our shield of faith and the sword of truth. It’s scary. I watch my second child, born just three weeks ago, and already the gravity of life and the weight of eternity seems to be even more real than it already was.

Jocelyn, my first born, is now a little over two and a half, and I think she’s borderline genius. I may be the only one who does, but she’s certainly learning quicker than I am. Everything sticks. Recently we got PBS, Public Broadcasting Service. It’s a relatively clean, commercial free, government station that comes in free over the air with a lot of nature shows and some great programs for kids, but I’ve noticed an underlying tone in some of the kids’ shows. It’s not always out front, but it’s always there. It’s like a strange worldwide conspiracy. It’s the religion of tolerance. It’s one of the things the Muslims hate so much about us. It started as a snowball, but has become an avalanche. It’s constantly smothering the flame of truth, to the point where we become a lukewarm television-preacher society, incapable of standing up in a crowd of people and declaring that there is only one God and one way to him.

I guess that is really what it boils down to. Their main agenda isn’t really freedom of choice or right to push their so-called gay lifestyle onto our children, but it is the slow, persistent neutering of the truth that almost makes it unrecognizable. Fellow Christians, the world would like nothing better than for us to feel guilty about boldly standing up and saying that God is the only God and that He hates sin and is not tolerant of it. We are strangers and pilgrims in this world, but clearly not of it, so let’s guard our minds from the world’s influence, especially the developing minds of our children.

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5 comments on “The Sin of Tolerance”

  1. I couldn’t agree more!

    I have cut TV out to save money. I recently went to a Blockbuster store to rent a movie.

    I was OVERWHELMED and SHOCKED at the images on the DVD cases!

    So many slasher/horror movies, so many “Bimbo” movies, so many gay romance movies, so many “potty humor” movies!

    When I returned my rented movie, which actually did have a plot line, I permanently cancelled my membership.

    Does anybody know of any website from which to rent movies that are “clean”?

    I agree about PBS. I used to think it was great. I grew up with it: Sesame Street, Electric Company, Masterpiece Theatre, etc.

    But I totally agree with the author of this article, and it’s not just PBS. It seems to be everywhere.

  2. Shannon, you asked about websites that have “clean” movies; and my husband and I recently discovered Puritan Picks (, which is like a Netflix, but only Christian films/documentaries/sermons, etc. I hope this helps!

  3. I in turn will stand up and say, I do not believe in God, and that sin is too relative and too influenced by the current culture to be a reliable moral measuring stick. Besides, we were not founded as a Christian nation, nor should we homogenize into one.

    Tolerance is not a sin. Jesus said, love your enemies.

    But yeah, Hollywood is becoming mentally bankrupt these days. What do you mean by “gay romances” ?

    1. Thank you for your honesty about your disbelief in God. Although the US has never had a state religion, we were founded on the thoroughly Christian belief (even by those not professing Christ) of unalienable rights and freedom of conscience.
      Tolerance as classically defined (live and let live and forcing no one to violate their conscience) is not sin, but unfortunately most people no longer accept this definition. Jesus did say that we are to love our enemies in the context of personal interactions, but he also said to go an sin no more to those in sin.

  4. kindra, Thank you for referring us to I have wondered where the edited movies and so on were. I saw one once quite a while ago. I heard it was gone after a while.