This is a Christian value that actually comes from the Old Testament law of the Jews.
(Leviticus 19:18 KJV) Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.It is the bedrock of how a Christian relates to people of different beliefs,
(1 Peter 3:15 NAS77) but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;This is why the original thirteen colonies were able to unite into a single republic. Each one thought of themselves as an independent, sovereign nation and yet they were able to give that up and work together in spite of their differences. Tolerance is the heart of the federal system which is being suborned by the elitists of today.
We are a tolerant people because we are founded on the teachings of the Bible. Tolerance became a middle class value because of that. It still remains dominant but the attempt to remove the Christian influence is slowly eroding it.
If we reject this middle class morality we will soon be like Iraq, Syria, Spain, Rwanda and any other of the countries split by tribal hatred and racially centric thinking.
Viva la middle class morality.
To be continued...
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