On the one hand they say
on the other,
hold Eve’s ‘sin’
on her gender,
an eternal debt.
I cannot reconcile
for an answer
I have been
quite a while.
I have a strong disquiet with this biased interpretation of ‘forgiveness’ and its application. It does not seem right, but I till recently, I could not put my finger on why.
When I ask,
no answer do I get
or with a
“Do not question God’s Authority”
my query is met.
are in variance
with Christ’s comport,
in His mission
as the Saviour,
He has bought.
Then the ‘penny dropped’, ….. It’s the old double standard.
I have always known that ‘Forgiveness’, as advocated by Jesus is for all, no matter what the ‘collective consciousness’ on the issue be.
And have learned that God forgives by doing the following:
1. Convicts of Sin.
2. Requires Acknowledgment and Confession.
3. Demands Repentance.
4. Then Forgiveness is granted.
Repentance & Forgiveness work in tandem. Without repentance, there is no forgiveness.
(Reference : Please read The Misuse of Forgiveness by Allan Anderson for Biblical references and more)
Continuing the topic of humans and ‘forgiveness, let’s focus on its contemporary misuse.
So then what is this other brand of ‘forgiveness’ that is being promulgated?
And why does it find such ready & wide acceptance?
In your indoctrination
distortions were a part
and you imbibed that received wisdom
and took it to heart.
What’s stopping you from questioning?
What’s making you blindly accept?
What’s making you disregard
That gift of a discerning intellect?
This other brand of ‘forgiveness’ is nothing but a psychological tool, a weapon of domination, oppression and repression.
And it is used, primarily for the purpose of sheltering the perpetrator.
In this form, forgiveness is demanded,
for the perpetrator of the crime,
from the target of the crime,
by people unaffected by the crime.
This form of forgiveness, demands nothing from the perpetrator while it denies the victim the opportunity to receive a hearing, let alone receive understanding, compassion and above all closure.
It shows disapproval & censure if the victim refuses to comply with the demand to forgive.
It aims at marginalizing the victim, imposing fear and shaming into silence, by,
Causing trauma and humiliation (for example, accusing the victim of fabricating the crime)
Defaming the victim (for example, labeling the victim as mercenary, of loose morals; etc.)
Shaming the victim (for example, accusing the victim of ‘leading’ the perpetrator astray)
In short, this form of forgiveness has but one objective … To Cover Up Crime.
Is it in your interest
that its veracity you dare not doubt?
is it easier to silence your conscience
than question what it’s all about?