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Old 12-30-2014, 09:29 AM
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Forgiveness

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The slap of forgiveness - Correspondent

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Ok. I read it.

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Old 12-30-2014, 11:49 AM
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" . . . You keep carrying that anger, it'll eat you up inside . . ." D. Henley
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:43 PM
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Everyone has their price. But why was I thinking this was going to be like that groin kicking thing to settle an argument?
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:25 PM
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Pretty interesting. Buying off an execution doesn't strike me as a very good idea. But having a relation of the victim involved could be helpful. I wonder what the ratio of people who forgive to people who don't is, in Iran.
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:38 AM
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Interesting story. That bit about the mother having the option of kicking away the chair is a trip.
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Interesting story. That bit about the mother having the option of kicking away the chair is a trip.
So now Balal the Forgiven One can get in another street fight, stab the other guy, kill him and...it starts all over again?

Wonder how that would work in a US 'hood....
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:03 PM
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Pretty interesting. Buying off an execution doesn't strike me as a very good idea. But having a relation of the victim involved could be helpful. I wonder what the ratio of people who forgive to people who don't is, in Iran.
Well, think of it this way. What is a certain item worth? Well, if it is a rusty sword, WGAS. We will pay you what that item is currently selling for. So say a fair appraised value is $100, is that a fair price? One could say so since it is market value. OTOH, what if that item worth to YOU if it were just a rusty sword that your beloved Grandpa used in WW1 and a momento? Suddenly, $200 doesn't cover it. So it might not be all bad if you had a say in whether to let it go for $100 or whether you think the punishment should be at max level.
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" . . . You keep carrying that anger, it'll eat you up inside . . ." D. Henley
Only if you consider anger a bad emotion. What if that anger did something in the "right" direction? What if I was a lazy slob that was kicked around by my boss till I got pissed, decided to go to school, get my education done, come back and buy the company and fire his ass? Maybe that anger lit a fire under my lazy ass and gave me the determination to move on and better myself. Would it still be considered bad? I think not.
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Only if you consider anger a bad emotion. What if that anger did something in the "right" direction? What if I was a lazy slob that was kicked around by my boss till I got pissed, decided to go to school, get my education done, come back and buy the company and fire his ass? Maybe that anger lit a fire under my lazy ass and gave me the determination to move on and better myself. Would it still be considered bad? I think not.
Yes, many here think of you as a role model. Uh, some. Maybe a few. Or maybe not . . .
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Yes, many here think of you as a role model. Uh, some. Maybe a few. Or maybe not . . .
If it doesn't pay cash, I really don't GAS one way or the other.

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So now Balal the Forgiven One can get in another street fight, stab the other guy, kill him and...it starts all over again?

Wonder how that would work in a US 'hood....
Who knows, I suspect the experience would have changed him somewhat.
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Who knows, I suspect the experience would have changed him somewhat.
More likely for the worse if anything
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Who knows. People do sometimes learn from their mistakes.
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Who knows. People do sometimes learn from their mistakes.
I bet they don't and usually win.

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