For what evolutionary reason did human beings create the concept of "forgiveness"?
Love=Instinct to protect and provide for the mate and/or offspring
Fear=Better safe than sorry survival response
And so on and so forth.
What purpose does forgiveness serve on the primal level and why did it become synonymous with divinity?
I ask this question because I had the phrase To err is human; to forgive, divine stuck in my head all day at work.
which isn’t terrible. yesterday it was the theme to hey jessie bouncing around in there like a misfired .22 slug.