- Apologies and Forgiveness: Talk Radio: 9 May 2012
Subjects Discussed: * The process of apology and forgiveness * Apologizing to destructive people * Apologizing years later * Accepting insincere apologies * Limits of forgivable wrongdoing * Moral wrongs versus other kinds of mistakes.
- The Necessity of Forgiveness: Webcast Q&A: 6 Mar 2011, Question 2
Question: Is forgiveness necessary? Religious connotations aside, popular psychology often tells us that we must forgive those who have hurt us, even if they are no longer in our lives. It's "healthy". Is forgiveness really necessary to emotional healing? Should I forgive, if the offending party hasn't recognized his/her fault?
- The Redemption of Michael Vick: Webcast Q&A: 28 Nov 2010, Question 3
Question: How should we judge NFL quarterback Michael Vick? As an animal lover, I was appalled when the NFL allowed Michael Vick to play pro football again after his dog-fighting episodes. But now that he's doing well, part of me wants to cheer for him, telling myself that he's a "reformed man who deserves a second chance". Is that rational of me? How do we know if someone has truly turned over a new leaf morally after prior bad acts?