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To Forgive Is To Approve?

If you forgive a person for something they did, does this mean that you approve of what they did?

Is the other person, if they are forgiven, to think that if they are forgiven something, then this is also approved?

If you think that to forgive is to approve, why do you think so, what are your arguments for thinking this way?

If you think that to forgive and to approve are two different things, why do you think so, what difference do you make between forgiveness and approval, what are your arguments for thinking this way?

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No.

To forgive is simply to overlook.

To approve is to consent.

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Forgiveness does not mean approval, it just means giving someone a second chance. However you have to make it clear to the person you are forgiving that you dont expect them to do the same thing all over again.

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They are very different. Approving of something means that you know what they did and in your opinion it is not wrong. To forgive someone of something means that you know that what they did is wrong but you chose to overlook that wrong. I am one of those people that will put conditions on forgiveness even though some people say to truly forgive you cannot have conditions. I also do not think that there is ever true forgiveness but then again maybe I just have not passed through that stage yet in my journey where I get the meaning of true forgiveness (if it really exists)

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