While I am very happy to have left the Christian faith, the events that led up to that have left me with a lot of bad feelings. But as I write that story (I hope to share it with you all soon), I'm finding I have a lot to forgive. And incedentally, one of the few things that continues to impress me about the Fundamentalist community I was part of is their concept of forgiveness: not the part about God forgiving people, but the part about people forgiving people. People being able to let go of their anger and finding freedom. But then again, that other part about it all being possible through the love of Christ living in us... well, that I'm not so impressed with either.
So anyway, I've been wondering a lot about this lately. Is the ability to forgive completely and unconditionally a myth like so much else in the Fundamentalist belief system, or is it actually attainable? And if so, how?