Winter 2017 issue of
Word Worth® Magazine
— Perverting the Concept of Religious Freedom
— Mutual Acceptance – not Tolerance, Is my New Mantra
by Dr. Sheenu Srinivasan
For centuries the word tolerance has been interpreted as
a virtuous quality. ...To me it means that I have no objection to your way of life, your
beliefs, your choice of god and your mode of worship. My question is: who am
I to judge you or your views? Tolerating puts us on two different planes –
not on the same plane and that is a problem.
This story appeared in the Yankee
Blade, a newspaper that was published in Maine from 1842 to
1895. It was reprinted in the book, One Thousand Years of Hubbard
History by Harlan Page Hubbard, published in 1895. Too many
young women remain unaware that through the 1800s, women were
expected to marry their parents' choice, and they remain unaware
that in many parts of the world, not only is that still true, but
young women are often sold to their grooms.
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