What counts as being Christian isn't so black and white. I was raised a Catholic and was an altar boy. For us confessing to the priest and meaning it (and doing whatever the priest gave you for penance) was required for forgiveness.
Your model of forgiveness seems more in line with that of The Family as documented in the book: The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlett. In their version of Christianity those chosen by Jesus are designated by their wealth and power. Those who are chosen can murder and torture with impunity and be forgiven because they are the chosen. Its no accident that Gary Bauer, John Ensign, Hillary Clinton, and I wouldn't doubt Mr. Starr and you yourself Mr Osler are members of or at least sympathetic to The Family.
BTW, they also hold up Hitler and Stalin as models of great leadership.
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