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Essay on intolerance

18 Mar

Those who believe that only fanaticism is typical of religious, althoughIntolerancia partly there is some truth in this, is because they lived periods of relative pacifism, by the way what is peace?
John Locke (1632-1704). (Collection “Pensadores” – Brasil Abril ed. -. p. 03-39), just wrote about this, religious hatred, the Protestant Reformation triggered in 1517, made Christianity split into two camps of hate, reached the political and influencing wars .

A pact was short-lived guaranteed certain “tolerance” make by Catherine Medici “Tolerance Edict” of Medici, which Voltaire quipped it would be safe fanatics, saying “reach the divine glory when it cuts you neck?” (in Philosophical Dictionary, fanaticism). But the very Voltaire was an antireligious fanatic against which wrote: “Candide”.

His restricted to the religious vision did not help the discourse on tolerance, evidence of this is to consult the seventeenth century dictionary, we find that the word has a pejorative meaning, who was tolerance could be accused of religious indifference or even irreligious mindset (Bobbio, 2000, p. 150) or subversive (Ashcraft, 1955, p. 532), the intolerance still meant virtue, a kind of moral integrity or firmness confusing it with values and principles.


The valid analogy to the political-ideological is that when you go intolerance fanaticism, of which he wrote Gilberto Santayana: “. Fanaticism is to step up our efforts after we missed our target,” What is the current target: improving parents ? or just self-interest and petty to hold power for power? This is political problem in Brazil.
Wrote the Brazilian consultant Luiz Roberto Bodsteim: “Fanaticism of any kind – whether religious, ideological or even the team that twist – is a cancer whose metastasis is the idea inculcated in their members that there are people who were born to be better than others . ”
ASHCRAFT, R. La politique Revolutionnaire et les Deux Treaty Series of Locke’s governement. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1995.
Bobbio, N. Praise of Serenity. São Paulo-Brasil, Ed. Unesp 2000.