On: The Tolerance Paradox

Intolerance of Intolerance is not an abstract, it is the only intolerance we can afford to tolerate

John Locke hit on the “paradox of tolerance” in his seminal 1689 paper “A Letter Concerning Toleration” In it, he argues atheists should not be tolerated because What Locke is suggesting is that Religions should be tolerated, because religion has virtue. However, that virtue does not apply to a “lack …