The Dutch are probably the most tolerant people in the world. That is not to say that Northern and
My mother and father taught me tolerance. They taught me that “as long as the other guy isn’t bothering you – leave him alone.” The “live and let live” standard says “We should live the life we choose and allow others to do the same.” Mom was also influenced by the “free agency” or “free will” belief taught to 5 generations of her family by the Elders and Priests of our Church. Your faith journey is your choice – no one may make it for you – you are responsible for your decisions and the consequences of those decisions.
I found a “recovery” slogan that says:
When we live and let live, we don't need to criticize, judge, or condemn others. We have no need to control them or try and make them conform to our way of thinking. We let others live their own lives and we live ours.
Anyway, the Dutch were so tolerant that in the 1600’s the Pilgrims that left England for the Netherlands, to have the freedom to worship as they pleased, choose to leave England and Holland and venture to the Americas. You see – they were concerned that their children were becoming too Dutch.
Bill and I have been to the
This YouTube has English subtitles. Read and listen with an open heart.