- Dec 22, 2002
I think your posts are fine. I don't think anyone is telling you not to forgive him, they are just making sure no one forgets. I'm sure Jared Fogle's parents/family/friends are probably more understanding and forgiving of Kobe Bryant than the average person.And I think you're right and what you're saying is powerful. I can't argue with a single thing here so if for the sake of social progression, we (I) have to take a hard stance here and in all cases, I'm on board. But.....we aren't taught not to forgive, right? Are we allowed to look at the whole picture beyond the single action? I'm not asking rhetorical questions, I'm asking them because what happens when you have cognitive dissonance here? I both believe that rape is as disgraceful a thing as a person could do and that all people can be rehabilitated and forgiven if they deserve it. So, you tell me, where should I fall here? I mean, my brain doesn't dictate my emotions. I'm sad that Kobe is dead. I'm sad that a father and his daughter leave behind a family who loved them.