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    Default **trigger** would you forgive?

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    After seeing on the news about a child being hit by a drunk driver, I read that the family had forgiven the driver. I don't think I would ever forgive someone for causing the death of my child.

    Am I the minority or is forgiveness the minority?

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    I wish I could say I could forgive.
    Not because it's ok to be a drunk driver and run over my child, but because I'd hate to be eaten up with hatred for the rest of my life.
    But I'm not sure i could do it.

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    I think forgiveness is literally the only way I'd be able to continue on without becoming homicidal. If I didn't forgive them, I think the rage would just consume me.

    What a tragic story. I feel for the family

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    Nope. I would not forgive in these particular circumstances.

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    Not a snowballs chance in hell I'd forgive him either Luv. This isn't some "tragic accident" this is someone who deliberately got behind the wheel of a car & drove it knowingly after consuming far too much alcohol!! He drove knowing it was illegal to do so (i.e being waay over the legal limit).

    No doubt he's very bloody sorry now he's sober but he wouldn't get any forgiveness from me!!! I'd want to kill the b a s t a r d!!!
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    If it had been a genuine accident I may. But drunk driving? Nope, I couldn't. I know a lot of people believe forgiveness frees the victim/family and I agree, but I don't think I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooch View Post
    I wish I could say I could forgive.
    Not because it's ok to be a drunk driver and run over my child, but because I'd hate to be eaten up with hatred for the rest of my life.
    But I'm not sure i could do it.
    This ^

    I suppose it's one of those things we will never know how we would feel until we are in that situation which I hope none of us ever are.

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    I don't think I'd ever forgive myself if I did that to someone out of my own stupidity so no, I doubt I'd ever forgive the driver who took my child's life.

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    Never. I read on a news site that the driver has been saying "it was an accident".

    Sorry but getting in a car well over the limit, and driving knowing that you could not only harm yourself but harm others, as in this case took the life of a young boy is in no way an accident.

    I could potentially forgive someone if it were 100% an accident, but I would never forgive someone who was drink driving. Getting in a car drunk and driving is no accident.

    I really feel for that family. RIP little one.

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    I would really struggle to forgive the person, it would be so hard for me to reach that point, but I do think I would try to forgive. I feel so very sad for that family, but I can understand their level of faith, and I hope, with support, they can find a way through this terrible time.. I cant stop myself from cursing the stupidity of the drunk driver. marie.


 

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