Exodus 32:24 So I said to them, ‘Let any who have gold take it off.’ So they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf.”
I can hear Aaron now..."You know how these people are. What could I do? So I threw the gold in the flame and BAM! A calf appeared. I really didn't have anything to do with it."
I can't be too hard on Aaron, he's not the only one who's justified his sin. I'm afraid the person writing this post has done this before too.