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  •  LOL! (13+ / 0-)

    It's OK :) I did kind of play a bit of a rhetorical trick there.

    For the record, I do not forgive him and I never will. Or his wife, who knew and didn't do anything to stop it.

    I don't see a problem with someone who forgives the person who abused them either. I have myself forgiven someone who raped me, because he apologized and I could tell that he meant it. He was high out of his mind when he did it. He was actually a very good friend of mine, and I know that he was not in his right mind that night. I am NOT excusing what he did at all-if I could still press charges against him, I would. But I do forgive him.

    Forgiveness is a choice that every individual should be allowed to make for themselves. What pisses me off is not the concept of forgiving itself-but the audacity to TELL a victim that they MUST forgive. Let alone BE forgiven (as if they did something wrong too)

    The whole thing just blows my mind.

    The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places ~Ernest Hemingway
    Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle ~ Anonymous

    by SwedishJewfish on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 06:39:55 PM PDT

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    •  Well said! (7+ / 0-)

      One simply cannot forgive someone who doesn't want (or does not fundamentally understand why they would need..) forgiveness -- all else is projection and delusion.

      Powerful diary (again!). Thanks for sharing your story, I hope your relief (your understanding that you are not to be blamed for any sort of inadequacy as a child) runs deep and true.

      The art of listening is the ability to pay attention to that which is most difficult to hear

      by dRefractor on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 09:29:51 PM PDT

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