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Do you think people deserve forgiveness?

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    SkeetyDposted 5 years ago

    Do you think people deserve forgiveness?

  2. dmoney4god profile image60
    dmoney4godposted 5 years ago

    Yes, because we should try to be more like Christ and if He forgives us we should also forgive others. But I feel that we need to forgive but not forget and I say don't forget, so that it won't happen again.

  3. Virtual Treasures profile image68
    Virtual Treasuresposted 5 years ago

    I think we should forgive so we can release all of the negativity, but forgiveness doesn't mean acceptance of the individual back into our lives.  As dmoney4god says, don't forget so it doesn't happen again.

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    Starmom41posted 5 years ago

    my POV:  it depends on the individual & the situation. 
    if someone wronged or harmed someone intentionally, and do not care how it affected the other person, I believe they do not deserve forgiveness. 
    First, forgiving someone who doesn't care what they did is like giving them a free pass to do it again;
    and second, it can invalidate the person's suffering.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image89
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    I think the first person one needs to forgive is themself for trusting the individual. Too often we get upset for being played a fool or taken advantage of. The next step is to determine if the person is "asking for fogiviness". Are they showing geniune contrition/remorse? This will determine whether or not you want to assoicated with them after you (forgive) them.
    Forgiveness does not mean you have to continue to be in a relationship with a person. It simply means you have decided to "let it go" to remove the weight of it all from your heart and mind. You should never throw away lessons you've learned especially those that were painful.

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