Monday, August 31, 2020

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is interesting.


Because I forgive you doesn't mean that I need to trust you.


One lying SOB in particular, who I've blocked and muted, apologized for the one behavior I didn't care about, but didn't seem to think his slander and libel of honest, genuine people was worth apologizing for. And this prick has lied about me. He's lied about friends of mine. He's lied about people who actually helped prop him up and aided him along the way.


In fact, said lying sack of crap didn't acknowledge that he is a liar. So, technically, his apology itself is untrustworthy.


Despite having my email and my phone number, he has harassed my wife, my fans, my friends, and my followers, whining to anyone who will listen that I'm being mean to him by blocking him.


Some people don't seem to understand that they are blocked for their protection. If I have blocked you, I avoid temptation to hurl rocks. If I work hard to forget you, I can't wish you harm, or spend time disemboweling you.


Besides, I've learned my lesson once already.


Many, many moons ago, I had a lady friend who needed me to pick her from from a police precinct. She'd been arrested for shop lifting. Even though she'd told me she'd shoplifted before, this time she was supposedly set up by an acquaintance.


It was a lie, of course. I was stupid enough to believe that I was special. That she wouldn't lie to me. Or if she did, she'd retract it soon enough. It took her three days, and by then, I figured she'd been honest with me about having been set up.


I cut her off. Angrily. Loudly. Over the phone.


Four months later, I forgave her.


The mistake I made was associating with her again afterwards. Just to hang out and talk, just like before.


Why a mistake? Six months later, she drugged me. With something to make me loosen up so I would finally sleep with her-- a goal she'd been trying to attain for the previous five years.


We won't go into the lies she told after that in an attempt to tie me to her further.


So now, when a lying prick complains to anyone who will listen about how mean I'm being to him, because I "won't forgive him," he misunderstands.


Forgiveness doesn't mean I get to be used as a prop in someone else's sideshow. Forgiveness doesn't mean I get to put up with your BS on a daily basis so I can be aggravated for your entertainment.


Forgiveness does not mean that I trust you. I especially cannot trust a proven liar. When I see what they will lie about -- WHO they will lie about -- trust is gone. Poof. It's never coming back.


In this particular instance, it's hard to figure out what I hate about this jerk more: that he lied about me, or that he lied about my friends.


It's a cliche, but broken trust doesn't get fixed. Especially when one thinks its funny to burn bridges with your friends and allies are still on it.


At the end of the day, I've learned my lesson. I forgive, but never forget.

2 comments:

  1. This makes me very sad. I think I know who you may be referring to, but I won't try to guess. It really is a shame. What was the cause of this falling out between friends? You obviously don't have to get into details. You are in my prayers, God Bless.

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  2. Good points. It's important not to be poisoned by resentment, but you don't have to trust the person until he proves he's over his old ways. Burden of proof is on him to show he's no longer a sleazeball, not on you to trust that this time will totally be different!

    Those are some very unfortunate happenings. On the bright side, I'll bet you're feeling much better than them now, having not chosen the self-destructive lifestyle!

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