Monday, August 1, 2011

The Desire for Forgiveness is Fundamental to the Structure of the Human Person

I caught part of a re-run of a show on cable T.V. called Beliefs, moderated by Dan Harris of ABC News.Harris was interviewing a woman religious scholar, and the topic of the segment was forgiveness. The question arose of the role that forgiveness plays in various religions. The woman cited a Catholic priest who said that the desire to be forgiven is primordial, that it precedes religion.