Sloth – real name for tolerance?

In our adult Sunday school class we’re doing a mini-series on Pluralism. Yesterday, in unmasking the false tolerance so prevalent in today’s culture, I quoted the wise educator/author Dorothy Sayers. Read it and learn; read it and weep for those caught in the clutches of “tolerance.” — pdb

The sixth Deadly Sin is named by the Church Acedia or Sloth. In the world it calls itself Tolerance; but in hell it is called Despair. It is the accomplice of the other sins and their worst punishment. It is the sin which believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, loves nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and only remains alive because there is nothing it would die for. We have known it far too well for many years. The only thing perhaps that we have not known about it is that it is mortal sin…
— Dorothy Sayers

[quote taken from online sources; originally from her essay: The Other Six Deadly Sins: An address given to the Public Morality Council at Caxton Hall, Westminster, on October 23rd, 1941 (long out of print)]

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