Why does a gray area exist? A gray area exist due to the unknown and due to doubt.
There is faulty reasoning with this way of thinking.
Reality demands truth.
The world is run with different outcomes but it comes down to two options; true or false, Yes or No, left or right, in or out. Life is full of choices. But there is always one of two outcomes.
For example, death. Either you are dead or not. One cannot say maybe he is dead. Another example is Help, either you help or not. When someone says maybe I will help, one is placing a doubt on wether or not to help. But eventually, one has to choose yes or no. In other words, one makes excuses not to help. But comes down to yes you help or no you will not help.
Then, the word tolerance is invented to cover this gray area. In other words if you do not agree with me to maybe help, you do not tolerate my faulty way of thinking.
On the surface, we do not want conflict. Therefore, truth is buried under a layer of doubt. The truth eventually comes out and the “no I do not want to help” is exposed. But tolerance helped you to avoid conflict and truth suffers a blow to what reality is.
Either something is right or wrong. Either is true or false. Either yes or no. Life resembles a computer code. There are only 1 and 0 everything else is a mirage of software.
“Let’s agree to disagree” is one of the tolerance phrases that tries to avoid truth.
I say abortion is wrong because of killing a baby is against human rights. You say abortion is right in the name of protecting social rights. One is wrong and the other is right. You say “Lets agree to disagree” because you cannot bare the thought that you could be possible wrong. It gives you an escape to the argument. The truth is avoided in order to do whatever you want. Truth is restrictive and narrow. Therefore, truth is hated. You could see this in the crucifixion of Jesus. He was innocent of all charges but put in jail for telling the truth.
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6.
Either Jesus is right or wrong. No gray area. Truth is narrow-minded because there can be only one correct answer and everything else is wrong.
Jesus said “Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no. Anything more than this comes from the evil one.” Mathew 5:37.