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15-04-2018, 10:37 PM
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Mr Lawrence forgives his Sons killers.

I've just been watching the Bbc news, and they had an interview with Stephen Lawrences Dad, he said he had forgiven the men who murdered his Son. He said he'd realised after all these years that he could now move on with his life.
There was a similar killing in 2005 only a few miles from where i live. 18yr old Anthony Walker was chased and hacked to death with an axe, in a racsist attack. I remember at the time seeing his Mum, who was very religious. In a Tv interview she said she felt sorry for the boys that did it, they must have had a very sad life to do such a thing. And she forgave them.
Could you forgive in that situation ? I'm sure i couldn't.
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16-04-2018, 07:38 AM
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No, Sam, I cannot honestly say that I would.
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16-04-2018, 07:51 AM
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Morning Sam. doubt I could. I would want to kill the person who ended my loved ones life. I think I would feel very bitter.
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16-04-2018, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by SamTheMan ->
I've just been watching the Bbc news, and they had an interview with Stephen Lawrences Dad, he said he had forgiven the men who murdered his Son. He said he'd realised after all these years that he could now move on with his life.
There was a similar killing in 2005 only a few miles from where i live. 18yr old Anthony Walker was chased and hacked to death with an axe, in a racsist attack. I remember at the time seeing his Mum, who was very religious. In a Tv interview she said she felt sorry for the boys that did it, they must have had a very sad life to do such a thing. And she forgave them.
Could you forgive in that situation ? I'm sure i couldn't.
No I definitely wouldn't be forgiving in that situation.
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16-04-2018, 08:45 AM
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Never not in a million years .
In fact I would probaby hire hitmen to take them out.
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16-04-2018, 09:09 AM
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It takes strength to do that great strength, we struggled with it over the years but we found you can forgive and it's the only way to not let these things eat you up.
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16-04-2018, 09:12 AM
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I could only consider forgiving someone who asks for forgiveness.
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16-04-2018, 09:14 AM
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I could only consider forgiving someone who asks for forgiveness.
That certainly helps T if someone is genuinely sorry it's easier.
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16-04-2018, 09:22 AM
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That certainly helps T if someone is genuinely sorry it's easier.
My horrible paternal grandmother will never be forgiven by me for the way she took pleasure in frightening me when I was a very small child with the mythical tortures of hell.

I find it very hard to forgive my mother for staging a row with my father who was only hours from death!
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16-04-2018, 09:24 AM
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I've found great peace in forgiving my parents and my nieces rapist, I'd be a bitter woman if I allowed them to affect me still. I think the root to happiness is forgiveness really.
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