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    Davis
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    According to Christianity the priest goes to Heaven but the unbelieving victim of his “sins” goes to Hell.

    God seems to forgive just about anything except a lack of blind belief. But then, we puny humans with our feeble minds cannot possibly comprehend the moral perfection of the bearded man in the sky.

     

    #24810

    Simon Paynton
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    If someone has offended against you, then probably, they deliberately tried to f*** you up.  By being consumed by it, I think we are continuing to do their job for them.

    #24854

    Kenneth Cheldens
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    “If someone has offended against you, then probably, they deliberately tried to f*** you up. By being consumed by it, I think we are continuing to do their job for them.”

    Words of wisdom, right there.

    #24857

    Simon Paynton
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    Thanks Kenneth.  The only remedy I can offer is to say to oneself,

    “the present moment is the calm centre where we can rest”.

    Those other people exist in the past or future, hopefully not right now.

    #24861

    Unseen
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    According to Christianity the priest goes to Heaven but the unbelieving victim of his “sins” goes to Hell.

    Who is speaking for Christianity? It is not one thing. There’s a vast difference between a fundamentalist snake handler and Unitarian.

     

    #26847

    Glen D
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    2 cents

    Started looking into the notion of forgiveness after seeing a doco.  in which a holocaust survivor  confronted and forgave a former camp guard.

    The lady said  that forgiveness is powerful and psychologically healthy. She also made a point about hatred; the object of your hatred may not even know how you feel. Not hurting them. However,  carrying hatred and becoming bitter does hurt the hater.

    I have hated, and do still hate but have let go of most of it. Most of the people I hated are now dead.  There is only one left to forgive; my ex wife caused me greater hurt and mental anguish than any other person. .  I’ve tried, but have not yet been able to let go of my hatred and bitter feelings towards her completely.  I’ll keep trying.

     

    The article linked below comes from the Mayo clinic and is rationally based rather than woo based.

    This post is my opinion only, not something about which I will argue.

    “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness
    When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge — or embrace forgiveness and move forward.”

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692

     

     

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