Confession (religion)  

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"Many have a vague and indefinite notion that some queer questions are asked in the Confessional, but very few indeed have any idea of the fearful reality as disclosed in the following pages."--The Confessional Unmasked (1836)

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Confession, in many religions, is the acknowledgment of sinful thoughts and actions. This may occur directly to a god or to fellow people.

It is often seen as a required action of repentance and a necessary precursor to penance and atonement. It often leads to reconciliation and forgiveness.

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