Posted by Hil on September 23, 1997 at 17:38:05:
In response to More about Helen Burns, written by Amy on September 22, 1997 at 16:31:26
] "Heathens and savage tribes hold that doctrine, but Christians and civilized nations disown it."
] "How?" I don't understand."
] Me neither. The Christian doctrine of forgiveness eludes my grasp. Family members of Jeffery Dahmer's victims forgiving him on TV. I don't get it. Call me a heathen, I guess.
As well as being able to dance, savages and heathens have their own codes of conduct, often fine. And sometimes I doubt those who claim the ability of forgiveness, especially in the media spotlight. Sometimes those who struggle the most, like Jane, come closer to real understanding and forgiveness, do you think?
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