Why choose to ignore

Why do people choose to ignore atrocities?  They know they have abuse going on in their own home, or family, yet they turn a blind eye.  No matter the traumatic effects it has on the victim or victims.  Sometimes they even use the excuse, “God commands us to forgive.”  Yes, Forgive, but it does not mean give someone permission to hurt you, or those you are supposed to protect, it does not mean to keep someone in harms way or continue to allow yourself or someone else to be in the position to be abused again. I personally rebuke those that continue to ignore the cries of the abused.  IF you as a family member, teacher, pastor, etc… are covering up an abuse, you my friend are as guilty as the abuser.