I thought I might share a recent-ish blog post from my website here to see if anyone has any thoughts or comments. Hope everyone is well.
“Understand procedure. Understand war. Understand rules, regulations. I don’t understand sorry…I don’t really know what sorry means” -Charles Manson
I’m currently sitting quietly, listening to the classic song ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ by Blue Oyster Cult slowed down 800 % and it’s surprisingly good though very unrecognizable. Very meditative and theatric.
I find myself thinking about the sacred cow known as ‘forgiveness’. We are told it is essential to healing by the academic institutions of modern psychology and the feel good, white light new ager mystics, but is it really anything more than an opiate, a cop out that allows for accepted injustice disguised? Forgiveness feels like just another sick Christian moral that stifles the evolution of man because it doesn’t allow man to make moral judgments based on his own experiences, to exert his own individuality against transgression and to oppose that which seeks to harm and tread upon him and his peace and sovereignty.
I understand redemption. Redemption is an action. Actions speak louder than words… Hell, Even words are an action of sorts. Often the concept of forgiveness is expected to thrive in situations where no apologies or acknowledgement of wrong doing occur.
Why allow the sin all week just to forgive it all by sitting for an hour in church on a Sunday or for a measly 30 second lip service prayer? Does it wash away the pain, the damage, the trauma? Or does it just numb the perpetrators selfish guilt? Is there really nothing a human being can do that is unforgivable? That we can’t all be made to feel obligated to forgive, lest the innocent be wrongfully made guilty? That there, might be the most perverse part of it all……………