i couldn’t quite believe that the victims’ families were already talking forgiveness. i can understand eschewing hate, but what about the hurt and the anger? so soon after the massacre, i would still be too hurt and angry to forgive. i’d need time to process the loss of a loved one in a house of god during bible study. i’d need to know more about this killer — is it genetic, he has ku klux klan roots? is he psychotic, completely out of touch with reality? or is it racism, he simply hates american blacks the way hitler hated jews? where did he learn this hate? from a family member? a friend? a teacher? the web? all of the above? i would want to know where he was coming from when he planned and carried out the killings. to start a race war, he confessed. as if a race war has not been going on in america like forever. i guess he wanted to liven things up, he was bored? i would need convincing that he did not know what he was doing before i can even begin to think forgiveness.