Is Forgiveness Always Divine?

Who didn't feel sympathy for the Rev. Julie Nicholson when she announced her resignation as parish priest of St. Aidan with St. George in Bristol, England, last week? The Anglican vicar lost her 24-year-old daughter Jenny in last July's London terrorist bombings. In a breathtakingly candid interview with the bbc, Nicholson said she was stepping down because she could not forgive the suicide bomber. "I rage that a human being could choose to take another human's life. I rage that someone should do this in the name of a god," she said.

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