Do you want fries with that? WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!
The Insanity of Sasuke Uchiha
The No-Life King was both shocked and enraged when he eventually made his way outside and found Seras sparkling in the sunlight. “Police Girl, what do you think you're doing?!” Alucard bellowed, causing Seras to emit a surprised 'gasp'. “Stop that this instant!”
“Oh... M-Master, I-I was just... just...”
“You were sparkling!!!” Alucard shouted.
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He wasn't surrounded by his real family and friends at that time. He was dependent on a very cruel, mean old man to live, and then that old man practically orchestrated his downfall.
I'm not saying you should love Obito and think what he's doing is right, but you have to at least see why it was so easy for Obito to lose himself.
I think Kishi isn't showing that forgiving your enemies is easy or even "right", but rather is something you need to do in order to let yourself heal and move on. For all we know, after this is all said and done, Shikamaru may dig Hidan up and try to forgive him.
It should be reiterated that "forgiving" and "letting go scott free" are two different things. Naruto is unwilling to just murder a beaten foe (though he was using lethal attacks during the actual fight), and is willing to see the good in people to avoid perpetuating the escalating cycle of hate and revenge, but he is still insisting that Obito pay for his crimes.
Fox Mr. Sinister (holding Rogue's chin): "So beautiful, yet so strong."
Fox Wolverine: "Well, I always did think I was kinda cute. Nice of you to mention it."
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You never forgive someone solely because you like them or are thinking about what's best for them. You forgive someone because you need to let go of what happened and move on.
What punishment could you give Obito at this point that would please everyone?
Now it's different when you're talking about a guy who has hurt multiple people. But on an individual level... if someone is truly forgiven then... it's over. It's a clean slate.
But just flat out "I don't forgive you but I'll let it go anyway."... I can't even imagine.
Just because you are forgiven doesn't mean you won't pay for your crime. Goes double if you're actually sorry because you will want to pay for them.
That's why forgiving is so hard.
A guy like Kenshin comes to mind.
Both moral and lawful obligations incurred by the actions you forgave him for are a different thing. Basically, "If don't hate you for it. I won't hold a grudge. You still have to do *insert redeeming action here*, not to make it up to me, but because that is the right thing to do."
That's the lovely thing about forgiveness. It's one of those things everyone has a different opinion on.
There are people who have been shot who choose to forgive their shooters. Doesn't mean they want their shooters walking away without jail time. It just means they won't hold a grudge and don't advocate the death penalty for said shooters.
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But it just seems too easy, locking him up. Forcing him to look at the people whose lives he ruined would be better.