C.S. Lewis on "forgiveness"

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I am reading a series of essays by C.S. Lewis on Christianity, called "Fern-seed and elephants". It's rather good, though in need of re-normalization to remove the infinities.

His description of forgiveness particularly impressed me, and i have shamelessly appropriated it for my own religion.

Seems to me the world could do with a bit more forgiveness. Forgiveness especially for terrorists. There is no excusing terrorism. There can be no fair end to our vengeance until every last supporter of terrorism has been murdered, no excuse will satisfy the families of the people who have been killed by terrorists, and as our vengeance proceeds we become ever more monstrous... therefore we must simply forgive them.




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