Q: I truly believe God has forgiven me for some bad things I did when I was younger, but I can’t forgive myself. I hurt a lot of people by my actions, and nothing can erase that. I’ll always feel guilty for the harm I caused. — J. McK.
A: The act of forgiveness (for others or yourself) is a very personal matter. You may want to consider going out of your way to help others in need. This may help you feel better about yourself so that you can forgive yourself in time.
I usually don’t do this, but I need to comment on Billy Graham’s answer to this question. He writes:
You offended them both, of course — but the truth is, you offended God far more than you offended those people.
What utter, complete bullshit! Christianity has so much power now because of the fear and guilt it’s instilled in its followers for the last 2,000 years. This is just another example of that. The people McK hurt were real and her actions had real consequences. On the other hand, there is no evidence that supports the existence of the Christian god or any other(s). These imaginary gods are only used to wield tyranny and power.
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