Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
To all my nonbelieving, sort-of-believing, and used-to-be-believing friends: I feel like I should begin with a confession. I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians.
The end of confession is to tell the truth to and for oneself.
Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness embodied in the due process clause.