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I know, I know, I know. I am late. Duty called and took me away from blogging at my usual time.

Merriam Webster defines it: "indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own."

Some questions to consider before I go into tolerance. This topic is for the sake of discussion. These questions are meant to spur thought and consideration.

Should I always be tolerant?

Should I tolerate evil actions?

Can you be too tolerant?

What is it called if you are not tolerant enough?

If tolerance is the great moral act, then should I be tolerant of intolerance?

If tolerance is dependent on the circumstance, then how do you know what to tolerate and what not to tolerate?

Please think about these and tomorrow I will try to explain why tolerance opposes narrowmindedness and softheadedness.