Depicting the Islamic prophet Mohammed shedding a tear while holding a sign saying “We are Charlie,” the top caption states “all is forgiven.”
- Who’s doing the forgiving: Mohammed, Hebdo, or a combination of the two?
- How does Hebdo define forgiveness? What are the categories?
- Is true forgiveness possible without repentance? In other words, is forgiveness unconditional or conditional?
- Since most if not all of Hebdo’s past and current employees are not affiliated with any religion, and many are self-professing atheists, what is their process of forgiveness?
- How might Christians respond to the Hebdo cover in a posture of humble yet unflinching critique?
What are your responses to any of the above questions? Please share your comments.