And I’ve learned how the Talmud and the Bible repeat the theme of compassion, as in the passage in Leviticus that admonishes, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
he's also tacitly endorsing, with his silence some really really nasty stuff. It's because there's all that love stuff in these texts that they can convince people to do the stoning, killing and other nasty bits in the bible.
But I suppose I'm being naive.
I'm all for religious tolerance and live and let live; don't get me wrong. But there are differences in religions, and they have different moral and ethical imperatives and objectives. If we can't be frank about the differences, then are we being sincere when we say we're tolerant? I don't think so.