But if that’s our only point of view, we won’t see what’s really going on. We won’t see, for example, that we too would at least be very tempted to do the same thing under the same condition. We don’t see that most people would do the same thing. In fact, if very few people would do the same thing under the same shoes, we’re not facing a great evil.
Understanding rather than simple condemnation works better in most cases.