In all religions of the world “forgiveness” plays a great role and is considered as a virtue. Abraham shows how distorted and impeding “forgiveness” is:
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We have to say to you that forgiveness doesn’t fit in very well with the art of allowing, because you’ve got to dig up what you’re forgiving.
This is a completely unusual definition of forgiveness. Normally, forgiveness is considered as something positive – as a virtue. However Elias defines it no less than the wolf in sheep’s clothing, as discounting of others and of the self. (more…)