Tolerance goes both ways

February 21, 2014 

Offend: to displease; to make angry; to affront; to mortify; to shock, annoy or pain; to sin against; to disobey; to transgress the moral or divine law; to sin; to cause dislike or anger; to take offense.

Well, well, well. We are called upon to be tolerant of many opinions and practices we may not agree with but treat with a spirit of patience and forbearance.

Tolerant: to bear or support; to suffer to be done without prohibition or hindrance; to allow; to permit; to treat in a spirit of patience and forbearance; not to judge or condemn with bigotry.

For those who are offended by a prayer in public, I ask: Where is your spirit of patience and forbearance?

Catherine Pace

Granite City

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