It ain't over 'till it's over.
The Concept of Forgiveness is a religiously proclaimed, ask-backwards, attempt to get permission from an abused, outraged, victim also struggling to accept the reality of their reality. This religiously upheld attempt to create a false justification is mass propaganda that requires EveryBody to become blind-dead, and SuperStupid.
The Act of Asking for Forgiveness is an ask-backwards strategy that grants after-the-fact-permission or —carte blanche—to an irresponsible, cruel, and heartless person.
The very concept of forgiveness creates a mask for those not capable of real remorse to abuse Others before, during, and after, the deed is exposed. Alzheimers Disease becomes a victim's only recourse.
The Expectation of Forgiveness is the ultimate attempt to white-out a wrong. Intension is to Spirit like marrow is to bone. Not one individual, belief system [religion] or system of justice, has the power to dismiss, erase, deny, or transmute, the energy that another person seeds into Universal Consciousness. What is sown must be reaped.
REMORSE HEALS every One in the room. We have all been lied to, for, about, or in the vicinity of every thing, and EveryBody. A person can only be who (s)he is whether she tell lies, or not. There is no escape from yourSelf. Acceptance, Time, and space, is the best ingredients for healing. Say thanks to a Universal Consciousness; this is a free-will universe.
“The way to right a wrong is to shine the Light of Truth upon it.” - Ida B. Wells Barnett (1889)