IAmMetaphysical Posted May 18, 2006 Report Share Posted May 18, 2006 I got involved in a thread on another site which deals with the photography business. Someone started a thread about "tresspassing". They wanted to know if a certain instance was or was not tresspassing. After describing something that was, to me, obviously tresspassing they continued to complain about that fact and proposed a solution in the form of this quote: "It is easier to be forgiven then to be given permission" which I guess applied to tresspassing means: It is easier to violated someone's rights and then ask their forgiveness, than to not. I was wondering if anyone knows the origin of that quote, or if they have any ideas about it. I find it incredibly evil. The situation they proposed was: "A few years ago a group of co-workers wanted to get together and sing Christmas Carols in the buidling lobby. When someone asked if that would be OK, they told them "no, because it might offend a non-Christian, blah, blah, blah". Justice would have been much better served if they went ahead and did it, as most reasonable people would assume they could. I would have loved to have seen someone say no then, and look a true A-hole!" Notice the perversion of the concept of "justice". Justice to this person means the right to do anything as long as "most" people agree. Also, they are concerned with "looking" like an A-hole rather than actually BEING one. That sentence of theirs was in response to my original response to them which was: "Easier to ask forgiveness than to ask for permission" is the mantra of an a-hole. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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