Wednesday, May 02, 2007

On-line Confessionals Become Popular Venues For Forgiveness

I guess Christ knew what he was doing when he instituted the Sacrament of Confession, 2000 years later people seem to be catching on:

Miami, May 1, 2007 / 12:52 pm (CNA).- Evangelical Christians seem to be finding the value of confession. But they’re not lining up for the confessional or for a minister — they’ve headed online.

Confession websites are not new — they’ve been around for at least a few years — but they continue to increase in number and popularity.

People post anything from abortion, lust, pornography, theft, lying and alcohol abuse — the list goes on.

One site, launched by the nondenominational Flamingo Road Church in Cooper City this Easter, is The 6,500-member church created the site as part of a 10-week series on the ways people make mistakes — in marriage, parenting, finances — and can learn from them.

There are actually a few of these sites around and the site that CNA is talking about has as its tag line: "Confession is good for the soul." It seems to me that they are simply trying to fulfill the need that confession ultimately does.

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