Tolerance and Tyranny
Pope Benedict XVI used to talk much about the ‘dictatorship of relativism’, and not everybody’s sure quite what he is talking about.
The phrase, “dictatorship of relativism” might also be called “the tyranny of tolerance”.
This is walking a tightrope. Nobody wants to dispute the fact that tolerance is a virtue, and nobody wants to argue for intolerance, however, there does need to be an ordering of virtue. Tolerance is too often mistaken for charity, and being nice is too often mistaken for being good. Real goodness, like real charity is tough because real goodness, like real charity, loves the truth and