March 20, 2008 11:59pm CST
I was browsing through the net when I came across a feature story about "Unconventional Confession". Gone are the days when you'd go to church, fall in line over at the confession booth and wait for your turn to say your sins to the priest. Now, they have confession online! It's where you can type in your sins or browse through others to pray for them. The site? endthesecret.com What do you think about this new way of confessing your sins? __________________ I don't know. I haven't been going to confession that often. It just gives me this weird feeling saying your sins to a priest who's supposed to be sort of representing God. I keep asking myself, why go to a "middleman" when you can go directly to God and tell Him your wrongdoings. It's just my opinion, though. With the new unconventional confession, I think it's pretty much the same. I'd rather go directly to God than to anyone or any site at all.
24 Mar 08
I would still go to the priest and confess my sins rather than online. What I am pointing out here is reverence for the sacrament. It is something that should only be handled by a priest who can give one a sound spiritual advice afterwards. It's not also a matter of passing through a middle man. But its a matter of feeling enough humility to say ones sins out loud. In confession, we also let go of our fears of being judged, of being laughed at, of being ridiculed and of revealing our true sinful self. It takes true repentance, humility and courage to face up ones sins and say them out loud to someone.
24 Mar 08
"It takes true repentence, humility and courage to face up ones sins and say them out loud to someone." - I guess this is one reason why not everyone has the courage to go to confession.
21 Mar 08
I am not of the religion to that confesses to a priest, actually I didn't know it was still done, but I would never want to put my sins on line, you never know who can get a hold of that information, any hacker can, and I am not comfortable with that
21 Mar 08
What? So with this online confession, other people can also pray for your sins, not only priests? Well, i am not a catholic and yes, i do not also believe in the sacrament of confession. I believe if we have sinned, we ask for forgiveness to God directly and never do it again, not to humans who are also sinners like and and be forgiven by just reciting memorized prayers. Asking for forgiveness takes more than recitation of these prayers, as far as my beliefs are concerned. Anyway, i did study in a catholic school and the nun said when i asked about this before in one of our theology class, She said that it is actually humbling ourselves that we are able to tell a human that we have sinned. - Again my thoughts went back to when we admit we have sinned, to a man like us and to God himself... that is the very same thing... humbling ourselves. thank you by the way for sharing the link, i will check it out. and perhaps share with my catholic friends who would be interested. Best regards!