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Project Forgiveness

Well, now, this is interesting. The National Jewish Outreach Program has created a blog for folks to share their forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays. Like the very popular PostSecret, it is a place for people to share once-secret thoughts anonymously.The NJOP gives it a Jewish twist… pre-Yom Kippur exercise in forgiveness.

Gotta admit, there’s a real fascination with this kind of stuff. Who among us isn’t interested in others’ deepest, darkest secrets? isn’t that why certain magazines, tabloids and television shows exist? For some, isn’t that why the Internet exists?

So, I perused some of the entries. It doesn’t feel so good to read them. Some of them don’t feel like they’re really requests for forgiveness, and some of them are so, well, personal, that I’m uncomfortable with reading them (I guess you can just say, well then don’t read them). On the other hand, I’m enough of a voyeur that it’s hard not to read. Like the proverbial gory accident on the highway, you know that you should avert your eyes but you just can’t.

What do you think?


September 11, 2008 - Posted by | Technology

1 Comment »

  1. Now everyone is talking about the American economy and eclections, nice to read something different. Eugene

    Comment by Eugene | October 22, 2008 | Reply

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