Like a prayer and an 'official' pardon can make a wrong right. How about making reparations to those you've wronged? Apology? Doing an act of goodwill to balance things out if you can't directly address the wrong?
The real reason is so the priest can feel better about themselves that they're not the only ones committing the crimes. Obvious!
Do priests confess to other priests? Or are they beyond that kind of thing?
Strega, Check out these party babes. I can tell you I was made to do this as penance on several occasions. See how long you can stand it
"was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell... the third day he rose again..." at 1:02 in the video. Jesus was supposed to have gone to hell during that time? Well fuck, was there a mix-up of some kind? How did I not know this?
"and blessed is the fruit of thy wound juices"?????? 2:50 What the fuck?
4.55 - lost the will to live and switched it off. What a load of mumbling crud! If there really was some kind of deity up there listening, he'd be changing the channel at a rate of knots.
Yeah, god gave jesus a few days off. When jesus went to hades, it was the best three days of his life. I remember going into a trance while saying rosary. If us 3rd graders got too unruly,we got to say rosary until the bell. And just in case you "lost" your beads, they had "glow in the dark" backup beads.
Aside from the confession stuff, I always wondered the same thing about church altogether. If every Christian is free to own a bible, read it and pray then what's the purpose of church aside from weddings and funerals?? I never understood the purpose of having a priest "preach" to you what's inside one book that everyone can read as much as they want on their own anyway.
A lot of reasons, Louis - reinforcement, entertainment, community consolidation, socialization, companionship, courtship, mostly social reasons. As for the "preaching" - it's because they feel some parts of the Bible require interpretation, something someone more expert in the field, a minister or priest, might be more capable of doing.
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