Adventures in the Lone Star State

Online Confessions

I was a bit surprised to learn the other day that it is possible to “confess” online. Now, I must say that I do not know much about confessions in other Churches, but I think that confessing online is a bit silly. It’s one thing to go into a Church and confess to a priest or father (whatever the case may be); it’s a completely different thing to confess anonymously online. Granted, some people post video confessions for the world to see and therefore it’s a little less anonymous. It’s hard to say how many of these confessions are real and legitimate, but hopefully these people are truly sorry for whatever wrong they have done.

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, people generally confess their sins before God and to whomever they have wronged. In the case of very serious sins, these are resolved through local ecclesiastical leaders.

While confessing online may help some individuals feel the burden/guilt lifted from their shoulders, it is best that each individual seek his/her local religious leader and confess in the proper way. Does anybody have something to say regarding this matter?

March 14th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

One Response to “Online Confessions”

  1. dana Says:

    Well stated. Yes, I think that actually confessing to something and verbally admitting to it is only part of the process. We need to take it even further and pledge not to commit that sin again and change our ways (with the help of our Heavenly Father). I liked your post. Simple, yet a great message.

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