In a culture drunk on “tolerance,” it’s no wonder we’ve begun to mistake it as some type of supreme virtue at the expense of real virtue. And we’ve done so to the point that it doesn’t really matter what it is that we’re tolerating, as long as we’re tolerant.
In the process of numbing our guilt complex, instead of assisting in the practice of real virtues like justice and charity, tolerance has subjugated all else to it. And once we’ve reached such a point, there is no sin aside from intolerance of sins. For to call a sin a sin is too intolerant of the sin. And to be intolerant is sinful above all else. Or perhaps that’s a very intolerant thing to say.
“In a world that has lost a sense of sin, one sin remains: Thou shalt not make people feel guilty (except, of course, about making people feel guilty). In other words, the only sin today is to call something a sin.” – Christopher West