I have no idea what his current view on those topics are. Maybe you should ask him if you want to know. All I know is when someone asks for forgiveness I usually forgive them. (although I do have a couple of exceptions for certain members here.) Forgiveness costs us nothing, except it releases hatred from our hearts. And if that person comes back to hurt us again, at least we know we did nothing to add negative energy to the situation. Just my opinion.
And a good opinion, IMHO.
I've forgiven guys here before, and had truces. Only to have my teeth kicked in before long. One guy was really genuine when we buried the hatchet, and that was Sharkspeare ("Sharky"), his last screen name of several he used. We met in person, used to socialize together. He met my husband, and his sister. We all got along great.
I dunno where he went, but I miss him. Despite our earlier battles here being epic. We became almost bywords to illustrate RJ members who couldn't tolerate each other, always at each others' throats.
So can online leopards change their spots? (Not excluding myself from that question) Sure they can. Has Bonaparts? That remains to be seen. But I wouldn't summarily dismiss it. Time will tell.