This individual (can't call him a man, and calling him a pussy insults vaginas) would never have faced the test he failed.
Couple of kids decided to commit a home-invasion robbery. Individual stood in their way and begged them not to go in his house, where his wife and kids were. The kids shot him in the legs, and left him crying and bleeding on the floor while they chased down his wife and infant daughter to steal his wife's phone, then robbed the house. The thugs escaped unharmed.
As he was loaded up by paramedics, he was reciting Christ's prayer when he was nailed to the cross: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
The individual's mother in law called him a hero, but admitted that the thugs were likely to do it again, and were still out there.
I'm gonna cut in here, with a little bit of commentary.
This individual is NOT a hero. He's a failure. He's a failure as a man, he's a failure as a citizen, he's a failure as a husband, and he's a failure as a father.
First. A man does not react as he did. A man has the means, ability, and willingness to protect himself. He had none of the above.
A citizen does not rely on others to protect him or her. And does not permit those committing violent crimes against him or her to walk away to continue perpetrating those crimes. Any thug trying that at my home--my home where my children are playing and/or sleeping--is getting perforated. Several times. I have the tools and mindset to shoot until the threat stops. I am a citizen. The individual in question is government- and church-owned livestock.
A husband that is not a failure does not permit the thugs to chase his wife, nor does a father who is not a failure permit said thugs to have access to his children. This individual succeeded only in incapacitating himself, not in protecting his children or his family.
Forgiveness follows contrition, or else it isn't forgiveness. It's nothing more than a cloak for cowardice.
This individual is not a hero. He simply used Christ's words to excuse his own inadequacies.
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