November 11th, 2005, Collegiate Reformed Fellowship
In this talk Douglas Wilson answers the charge that John Calvin was an "intolerista". Mr. Wilson explains that despite Calvin's faults, we are indebted to him for our modern concept of the separation of church and state. That's right, we said indebted.
Intolerista is a neologism used to describe leftist and secular activists who are ostensibly advocates of openness, diversity, multiculturalism, and tolerance, but who are in practice viciously intolerant of any ideas that conflict with their own.
The word is formed from the word intolerant and the suffix -ista, which first gained currency with the leftist regime in Nicaragua in the 1980s, the Sandinistas. Since then, the suffix has been used in various ways in a pejorative way to indicate the leftist leanings of any group so described (e.g. Clintonistas). — Right Mind blog
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