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I struggle with Michael McCullough’s “forgiveness theorem” in the case of Bud Welch. As was stated in the interview, "it was a process." His desire to “fry” McVeigh and Nichols was indeed his search for revenge, but he realized that revenge wouldn’t resolve his problem, since it wouldn’t bring his daughter or the other casualties back. I believe his compassion for McVeigh was part of a healthy healing process and a way of coming to terms and accepting his loss and the loss of others.

I sincerely believe that there are things in our world today so terribly bad in which there is no way the perpetrators can or should be forgiven – take 9-11for example.