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To Be Tolerant You Must Have Convictions

Evangelical Newsletter, Oct. 30, 1981, v. 8, #22, from the "Portland Declaration"

Tolerance can be exercised only by those who have well-grounded convictions...Those who have no such convictions, but who expouse polite doubt, agnosticism, skepticism, or downright nihilism, can only be indifferent, not tolerant. The two are by no means the same, and history has demonstrated the intolerance of those who clam that truth either does not exist or is humanly unattainable.