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Forgiveness Is Unfair

I readily admit that forgiveness is unfair. Hinduism, with its doctrine of karma, provides a far more satisfying sense of fairness. Hindu scholars have calculated with mathematical precision how long it may take for one person’s justice to work itself out: for punishment to balance out all my wrongs in this life and future lives, 6,800,000 incarnations should suffice.

Phillip Yancey, What’s So Amazing About Grace, Zondervan, 1977, p. 97

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