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Could we get a forum for confessions?

Discussion in 'Suggest New Forums' started by Gottservant, Sep 26, 2021.

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  1. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

    Hi there,

    You will have to decide whether monitoring this would be a headache, or not - get back to me if you think we could do a "confession forum".

    Confession is the first response to the Gospel, after all.

    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. PloverWing

    PloverWing Episcopalian

    United States
    I think I'd be uneasy about posting information about my sins on the Internet, even when shielded by a fictional name like "PloverWing" or "Gottservant". For myself, I think I'd prefer to seek out a local priest, and make my confession and receive absolution in person.

    I suppose there's something to the anonymity of the Internet, though -- do I want my parish priest, whom I see every Sunday, to know I did that thing I'm confessing? I could imagine confession being added as part of the Chaplains Office forum, or perhaps through private messaging with one of the Chaplains. Do any of the current Chaplains come from a tradition that includes sacramental Confession in its practices (Catholic, Anglican, etc.)?
  3. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

    Yes, sure, someone to confess to would be just as good (even better)
  4. dzheremi

    dzheremi Coptic Orthodox non-Egyptian

    Oriental Orthodox
    This is what your priest/pastor is for, not the internet.
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  5. Paidiske

    Paidiske Clara bonam audax Supporter

    I would be uneasy about formal confession over the internet, for a bunch of reasons. Informal confession might have a place, but even so, I'd think it would be better kept confidential.
  6. tampasteve

    tampasteve ✞ Christian ✞ Staff Member Administrator CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team Supporter

    United States
    I cannot speak unilaterally, but I don't think it is something we are looking to add, for a variety of reasons.

    What I can recommend, if you wish to speak to a Chaplain would be to post in that forum, they are always able to help out.
    Ask a Chaplain - Private Area
  7. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter


    The Holy Spirit lead you further, if it is of His will.
  8. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

    There have been 700 views for this thread, already.

    Just so?
  9. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist CF Advisory team Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

    United States
    We are not starting a forum like that. That is something better handled in real life. One can always confess to God .
    We already have frequent requests to remove posts folks have made that are too personal and the member regrets posting it. We have a chaplain.
    Closing this
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