Another thing the religion teaches is that if a person apologises, you're in the wrong if you don't forgive them. Even if they don't sometimes.<quoted text>
It was not just the vicar of our church but the majority of the congregation.
My parents still live in the same village, when I visit I see looks of contrition and embarrassment on the faces of some of the older inhabitants and it is a joy to behold.
A few years ago the vicar tracked me down and apologised and asked be to rejoin his church, perhaps his last act of perceived good will before he retired, it would no doubt have eased his conscience in his old age.
Needless to say he was sent packing with a flea in his ear. How is it so easy for someone to simply apologise for causing years of abuse?
Another Xian flaw.
You don't have to go down to the courthouse and listen to victim's impact statements, to know that it's a lot more complicated than that in real life.