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Forgiveness starts with an awareness of transgressions.
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Forgiveness, tolerance, virtue ethics, and consequentialism.
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http://xkcd.com/1428/

"...but then after that they realized I created just as much business for them working for someone else, so they fired me anyway."
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+Kel Born  - Yeah, I generally feel the same way about religious converts.
 
I have little experience of intentionally self-selecting, but it's not uncommon to find myself in predominantly male spaces. Not least of which is my house. So, I dunno.
 
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Yes, we are all individuals! (I'm not!)
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Rome never looks where she treads.   
Always her heavy hooves fall   
On our stomachs, our hearts or our heads;   
And Rome never heeds when we bawl.   

Her sentries pass on—that is all,
And we gather behind them in hordes,   
And plot to reconquer the Wall,
With only our tongues for our swords.
[..]
No indeed! We are not strong,
But we know Peoples that are.   
Yes, and we’ll guide them along
To smash and destroy you in War!

We shall be slaves just the same?
Yes, we have always been slaves,
But you—you will die of the shame,
And then we shall dance on your graves!

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176156
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I question your sincerity.
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http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/09/30/i-can-tolerate-anything-except-the-outgroup/

As is often true, SSC articulates many of my own attitudes better than I do, even when I don't agree with his particulars. 

Incidentally, I expect this essay to infuriate most of my friends. You might want to skip it if that sounds like a bad thing.
[Content warning: Politics, religion, social justice, spoilers for "The Secret of Father Brown". This isn't especially original to me and I don't claim anything more than to be explaining and rewor...
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Well, there's in-groups, and there's in-groups. I bet I could get quite a rise out of you by slandering or threatening your family, for example. 

That said, that is sort of the nuclear option. In more typical intensities, I agree that you're significantly less likely to be triggered in this way than I am, for example, as regards a variety of different groups.

And, yes, part of that is that the groups you're likely to identify with are less historically marginalized (I think?), so yeah, part of it is likely an expression of privilege... but also, I suspect you're just way more phlegmatic and less anxiety prone than I am, and that contributes.

And no, I didn't share the followup, though someone else on my FB feed did and I commented on it.

Incidentally, Scott's anxiety around feminism and "social justice" more generally is a recurring theme on SSC, as is his deep discomfort with the people who respond to his talking about it by going "Right on! Fucking liberal feminist uppity women, we should poke them with sticks!", and his deep discomfort with the people who respond by going "How dare you challenge feminism! You're a Bad Man and are playing right into the hands of that first group over there!" 
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