From “The Lord’s Prayer”:
“forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”
“forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us”
“forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors”
The word “as” appears in each version. “As” – in the same manner – to the same degree. The universal law of balance.
Those who call themselves Christians recite these words in one version or another by rote, without much thought as to their meaning and implication. They speak the words on Sunday morning, and by Sunday afternoon, have gone back to hating all things Muslim, because, you know, terrorists. Muslims are the scapegoats du jour.
“forgive us our trespasses to the same degree we forgive those who trespass against us”