Here is a link to my article at Light for Dark Times entitled “Oh, How Forgiving the Hypocrite is – A Picture from Mr. Pecksniff. Pecksniff is a character in Charles Dickens’ great novel – Martin Chuzzelwit. Pecksniff’s name is synonymous with “hypocrite.” One of Pecksniff’s tactics is to pronounce his “forgiveness,” insisting that not he, but YOU are the guilty party. Yet, so saintly and pious is Pecksniff and his kind that in spite of the terrible wrongs YOU have inflicted upon him, he forgives you.