Sometimes there are very good reasons to be intolerant. The act in question may be destructive of its victim, it may also destroy the actor himself, and it may dangerously undermine the society in which it is being carried out. Any of these reasons may justify the refusal to tolerate some activity or development going on in the society around us. Meekness and complicity in the face of some acts of evil imply anything but enlightenment. These may be better described as cowardice or indifference, a failure of moral nerve. Therefore, indiscriminate tolerance not only falls short of perfection, it may collude in the perpetuation of some form of evil.