The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157421 Message #3718053
Posted By: Musket
21-Jun-15 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
Too true in the literal sense, but don't fall into the trap of using a subjective dictionary as an arbiter of a word used in context. You might end up looking as daft as Keith when he tries that shallow stunt.
Intolerance is intolerance. I have no time whatsoever for Sheffield Utd fans.
Bigotry is to spread your intolerance to affect others, such as this judge using his delusion to judge people who don't go for all that nonsense. Or as in the case of Akenaton, post lies, distortions and hurtful comments about a whole section of society due to his bigotry towards them.
Thinking pete is a fry short of a happy meal or even questioning teaching creationism as anything more than a medieval attempt at understanding science prior to us really beginning to understand the universe..... is not the same as when pete says I shouldn't be allowed to be married because his group leader / vicar / whatever must have had an unfortunate experience when exploring his own sexuality.
Intolerance of any belief or creed can also mean frustration with it wishing to be measured alongside reality. Refusal isn't bigotry any more than refusing dictatorship in a democratic society. If it is incompatible with the subject, it isn't bigotry to say so.