I think there is the idea of understanding that not everyone follows the same path; that it is ok for others not to understand; and not be so tripped up by your own ego that you feel everyone needs to understand what you are, how you do it, and why, especially when it gets into why others may be wrong. There will always be people who will hate you, no matter what you are. If you play your cards right in life, the ones who love you should outnumber the others by at least a ratio of 3:1 if not more. There will always be people who may not necessarily hate you, but find things about you that are what they call "wrong." They do not need to be proven wrong. One's ego should be evolved enough that when provoked, they can put this aside, shrug, and go on their merry way. Especially when it comes to family. Much of family dealings is "Bite your tongue, smile, and nod."
It is when intolerance shifts into violence, into segregation, into outcasting, that there is a problem. When one is afraid to be who they are, this must be addressed.
In family situations, it is not RIGHT for a parent to control their child's religious practices inside their home, but they own the home. They want the best upbringing for their child which usually is a Christian lifestyle and spirituality, and luckily, once the child moves out, they have the say of a piece of dust what their child may or may not do. At the same time, they have no grip on their child's spirit, and a child in their home will be Pagan or Buddhist or Christian or Hindu or Sikh regardless. Rituals may have to be done outside of the home.
I guess what I am saying is that I am understanding of those who do not understand and who do not want to. However, when I think intolerance, I think hate crimes.
Crazy Healer Lady
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The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness. -CWG