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Mere Tolerance Isn't Enough by Cookies-n-Scream Mere Tolerance Isn't Enough by Cookies-n-Scream
Read Left part, then Right part then the bottom. Okay?
We must respect other religions even as we respect our own.
Mere tolerance thereof is not enough.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Tempest Foundation stands for Train, Educate, & Motivate Parents, Educators & Students in Tolerance
In Memory of Tempest Kayne Smith
1988-2001

Every religion has been presecuted for their beliefs, but does that make it right? Tolerance is not enough, we must learn to respect and learn about others and their beliefs. These actions CAN NOT go without notice. If you feel embarrassed that people of your religion have done something like this then GOOD! Feel embarassed BUT don't let it keep happening, STOP IT from continuing! As one wise person said "Evil can only truly win if the good does nothing to stop it." We are all letting evil win if we do nothing to stop it...
check here for link to the offical website and a note from a christian pastor and what he thought of her story. [link]

Thousands of people from all over the globe have pledged themselves to being part of the resolution against intolerance. By reading this, you, too, have become a part of the bigger picture — a grand portrait of tolerance, where you can be you and Tempest is free.
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my...poor Tempest! It's horrible what she went through all that bullying and ridicule! :(
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Neoninja2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
I'm glad to see that there are people who understand that tolerance alone is meaningless and that acceptance is also required. No side is truly safe from horrible things like this from happening. It's just all one big charlie-foxtrot of hate and misunderstand being thrown around and innocents getting caught in the cross-fire of the verbal (and sometimes physical) flame and hate wars. I may not share her religion but I'll be damn if I wouldn't have stood by her with one arm around her shoulder saying "It's alright, you are not alone. Others have hurt just as you have and we will stand by you" Those who know that crippling pain and lived to carry it could never stand by if this were to happen. This represents one more brick on the foundation of a lighthouse of acceptance, we must spread and illuminate/
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Writer
If being bullied is enugh to rive someone to suicide they must have already been of an unsound mental state.
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Cookies-n-Scream Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
So many things wrong with your statement, I don't even know where to begin.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Writer
Begin wherever you like.
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Cookies-n-Scream Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a question before I even try to begin... have you actually ever been bullied?
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Writer
Yes.
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Cookies-n-Scream Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
What exactly makes you think that her suicide was from her being already mentally unsound, instead of bullying which has been proven to have devastating effects on a person's mental health?
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Writer
I never said it was solely because she was mentally unsound.
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
No.
A child who was constantly attacked for their belief with very little support can only do so much on their own.
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