23 comments on “Nothing

  1. Personally I prefer propitiate over expiate since I can never lift the monkey off my own back but having a friend who can do it for me is genuinely liberating . . .

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      • It is the community which extends a person his/her liberty more than it is an individual who is determined to exercise it: until you forgive me, my having forgiven myself will mean little in a relationship where social unity is a goal . . .

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        • I agree – except I believe self-forgiveness is the necessary precondition to forgiving others, for which we then earn God’s forgiveness – maybe what I’m calling self-forgiveness is simply the recognition of our manifest guilt

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