Actually, there were three versions - my original comment, Dim's paraphrasing, and Tide's paraphrasing.Both versions of IANS' quotes say the same thing.
ME: "Not if you demand forgiveness from the air for them [our actions]. You don't even have to apologize. You just forgive yourself."
TIDE: "Christians aren't required to feel bad about who they hurt, or make amends to them. The only ultimate requirement is to ask the Jesus to wash their sins away."
DIM: "How is that anything but saying Christians don't have empathy and only care about who they hurt for self-serving reasons such as being forgiven?"
I clarified it to Dim further with this:
ME: "Apologizing to the offended party is optional. It's not even necessary for you to think about whether you owe anybody an apology. You just demand forgiveness nonspecificallty:'forgive us our trespasses as ...'... But belief in forgiveness on demand allows those so predisposed to avoid making amends and feel forgiven anyway. After all, you're not perfect, right? Only forgiven."
The two that said the same thing were mine and Tide's. Dim was in his own world.
This wouldn't be an issue if it was just a matter of reading comprehension. But it has been shown to dim repeatedly, yet he insists on continuing in his paraphrasing and attacking me for his misinterpretations.
Sorry to those who like Dim, but he is being treated fairly.