The topic of tolerance is a significant issue in today’s world. Carson here provides a very helpful introduction into the discussion, a helpful critique of the “new tolerance,” and a Christian way forward. The basic idea is that what used to be tolerance was simply acknowledging someone else’s right to different beliefs or practices. The new tolerance now demands that one accept different views as equally valid. The change from acknowledging the existence of different views to accepting different views is significant. Carson shows how this is not just a change in definition or even faulty logic. This redefinition is essentially forcing a particular worldview on everyone. Carson shows how this forces a certain view of truth, morality, and government upon everyone. In the name of tolerance, the new tolerance becomes tyranny. I recommend the book not only for what it exposes to be incorrect but also for what Carson suggests as the way forward. For a Christian the way forward is not simply inserting American political conservatism, but inserting a Christian worldview on truth, morality, and government.
John Adams on False AccusersSeptember 17, 2018
“We find in the rules laid down by the greatest English judges, who have been the brightest of mankind: We are to look upon it as more beneficial that many guilty persons should escape unpunished than one innocent should suffer. The reason is, because it is of more importance to the community that innocence should […]
Thankful? Yes!November 1, 2017
It is a strange time in which to be living—in these last days. The Christian has known that such a time would come, but talking about it or predicting it and living it are different things. I know the coming of the Lord may be years away (or it may be momentary) but the Scripture […]
Natural DisastersAugust 31, 2017
A number of interesting natural and unnatural things have happened in the last few days. We have seen an amazing solar eclipse which happens only a couple times in most people’s life time. Some people go too far on one side making such an eclipse a biblical sign from God, and others go too far […]