Our true and original nature is peace and love. A peaceful and loving intellect has the ability to discern and judge accurately, and the power to tolerate or face a situation accurately. Such an intellect would never get confused.
Teaching tolerance is simply teaching tolerance. Opposing someone is something different. Someone who is tolerant would never force his views on anybody else but would not fear expressing himself or herself, as he or she feels appropriate. One never has to remain mute.
It’s just not possible to offend somebody, to take offence or not to take offence is your choice. I choose to remain peaceful in all situations.