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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Apologies Misfired

There is the right way and the wrong way to gad about those Dantean circles of hell. There is not just one way; there are many, and the modes of penitence are dependent upon the sin committed.

For example, recently we posted about a situation:

US lawmaker's aide draws ire over first daughter scolding

Washington (AFP) - A US lawmaker's communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters prompted widespread anger.

Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a scathing post to her Facebook account scolding Malia and Sasha Obama, 16 and 13, for looking bored while attending a public event with their father on Wednesday...

and this ended with an extensive Mea Maxima Culpa:

Ms. Lauten goes on:
In her apology, Ms Lauten wrote: "After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents, and re-reading my words online I can see more clearly just how hurtful my words were."

Substance abuse and violent acts usually require hours of prayer.

It usually only takes about 20 seconds for the realization that one has been very over-the-top in a nasty way. And remorse gallops in at around 22 seconds after the rant.

The rant was bitchy and the apology was ridiculous.


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