Christmas Is About Forgiveness

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  1. yoshi97 profile image63
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    I see a lot of negativity in the forums, which is typical fare for an online forum - but come on guys and gals - this is Christmas! And Christmas is about forgiveness and moving on to what we all hope to be a better year, right?

    So, I propose an idea. Think of something you said or did this past year (online or offline) and offer your apologies. Perhaps, by everyone showing they have had a moment they feel wasn't their best we can all appreciate that none of us are perfect and all just as likely to falter as the next.

    Of course, I would never ask others to do that which I am unwilling to do myself, so I'll get the ball rolling.

    My apology revolves around arguing with others over evolution in the religious forums. While I might have my views on evolution, it's not a religious topic, and therefore I should have never argued it there. For that, I apologize, and I have already resolved not to do so again.

    So, anyone else willing to show a bit of subtle humility and ask for forgiveness?

    1. pylos26 profile image77
      pylos26posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not me!!!...I will never apologize to anyone again...the last time i attempted that,
      her husband beat the living schit outta me.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Good Idea. I apologize  and forgive too.
    Peace on earth and happy new year.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    I'm sorry for briefly entertaining the thought of highjacking this thread.

    Merry ****ing X-mas!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you!! That's the spirit.

  4. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I apologize to prettydarkhorse for making her cry, more than twice I think.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You did WHAT?

  5. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I never stuttered did I? LOL

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm trying to forgive, but no one should make her cry.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you did it twice it might be interpreted as a stutter.

  6. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I know, the sweetest little thing on hubpages. Wanna kick my ass?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, not into that stuff.

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      not 'til 2010.

      truce 'til then

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    It's time to come correct, I'm sorry I'm mean to the liberals, gays, progressives, ACLU, loose women, hill country dogs, men who wear womens underwear, NOW, PETA, telemarkers(ski), enviromental nazis, islama nazis, Illinois nazis, people who don't mow their lawn, people who can't drive, tattle-tails, cry-babys, bully's, whimps, pansys, fruitcakes, spitters, women who can't get a handle on their hair, goths, women that hit and atheists. If I've offended you and you weren't in a subgroup of those listed, I'm sorry. I really am sorry, I'm crushed. So I'll ask Santa for stronger meds so I'll be numb to your ridiculus reasons for being you! Merry Christmas!

    1. yoshi97 profile image63
      yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can't begin to perceive why you would chose to post this in a thread dedicated to a nice gesture, but this thread is about forgiveness ... and so, I forgive you for what you have said.

      I posted this thread with the intent of allowing others to lift this year's burdens from their shoulders. After all, Christmas is stressful enough. But I suppose Christmas isn't a holiday for all. sad

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        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Everyone of those listed I've either taunted or made fun of! I apologized for not understanding where they are coming from. It was meant to be funny and slip in a apology by showing it isn't them it's my fault. Sorry I wasn't clear.

        1. yoshi97 profile image63
          yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I understand it better now. Thanks Sneaks!

          Thankfully I only made it for transgressions performed this year, or else I would have to apologize in tomes for all I did to my little brother growing up! Poor little guy - doh!

        2. wyanjen profile image81
          wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I hate Illinois Nazis.

          1. livewithrichard profile image85
            livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            One of the best Blues Brother's lines. smile

            We Wish You a Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We Wish You a Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♥ ♥ ♥We Wish You A Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...And A Happy New Year!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Yoshi-- yours was a nice gesture in the spirit of the season-- and it should be encouraged.  Let it be-- not everyone will respond in kind, and some are just being flippant. it is what it is. Cheers and happiness to all who will receive. smile

  9. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    very nice gesture Yoshi, I hope all can calm down here~~

    peace to all this holiday season. smile

  10. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    I told AW that she got something wrong with her for... I won't rehash it.

    Regardless, a apologized to her.

    2 hours later, somebody opened a new thread demanding that people apologize to AW.
    I apologize that I blew that second one off.

    1. yoshi97 profile image63
      yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You apologized ... without need of a thread telling you to do so ... to me that is noble. smile

      1. wyanjen profile image81
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks pal
        I was upset. I don't normally behave like that.

        1. yoshi97 profile image63
          yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          We all have our 'out of the box' moments, but if we can look at our behavior and say 'that wasn't normal for me' then we are telling ourselves that we normally behave much better. smile

          1. wyanjen profile image81
            wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            smile Happy holidays, you dragon you

  11. Lita C. Malicdem profile image60
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 8 years ago

    Christmas is a time to forgive, and yes, let me add this- forget.
    Since it's easy to forgive than forget, let's just put this two-gether, for the true spirit of the season. I forgive all those who believe I can't be a better hubber. LOL! Merry Christmas to One and All!

  12. heart4theword profile image78
    heart4thewordposted 8 years ago

    It is good, to not let the sun go down, on any wrath.  I believe Christmas, is also about Love:)  Without Love there may not be any forgiveness.  Yet, without forgiveness there is not love...(thinking outloud now, yoshi:)  "Merry Christmas!"

 
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