The business case for tolerance

23rd December, 2014
The business case for tolerance
Jim Fitzpatrick

It used to be common enough for threatening gangs in Belfast to stop people and quiz them on their religion. These latter-day inquisitors weren’t concerned with theological niceties – just a straightforward answer that determined which level of torture they would dole out.

The old joke used to run that when confronted with the answer Muslim or Jew, the follow-up question would be “Yes, but are you a Catholic Jew or a Protestant...

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