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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

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. PloverWing

    PloverWing Episcopalian

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    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

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

    dzheremi Coptic Orthodox non-Egyptian

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

    Paidiske Clara bonam audax Supporter

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    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

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    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

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    Ok.

    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

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    There have been 700 views for this thread, already.

    Just so?
     
  9. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist CF Advisory team Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    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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