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|Forgiveness and interpretation are perhaps the most wonderful words in a religious philosopher’s book of excuses.
An acquaintance of mine that label’s themself a Christian explained the concept of forgiveness to me some time ago.
From what I can gather, when this person makes a terrible “mistake” (or sin as they like to call it) that contradicts their “teachings” (god’s word?), it is possible for them to expel their guilt by exercising regret and seeking forgiveness. Because they have such a understanding (all knowing) type of deity, they have come to the realisation that forgiveness is just a natural course of events and will therefore be granted in all but the most extreme circumstances.
What an excellent and convenient concept! Since people are inherently weak and are “only human” and are therefore likely to commit “unintentional” sins…. have no fear, forgiveness is here! Break the rules… “oops, but I didn’t mean it.. sort of.. well maybe a little.. but not really… but I’m really sorry.. now!”. No problem!
And now from reading this forum (Take for example the discussion on premarital sex), I find yet another escape clause called INTERPRETATION. “I didn’t really commit a sin because if you turn the bible upside down, close your eyes, read it backwards, then apply it today’s society, it’s actually referring to something else, and it’s definitely not my conscience.
When will these types of people practice what they preach, or stop advertising!
Life BEFORE death. You know it makes sense.