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A young beautiful and talented Keira Knightley (now well in to her 30's - born 1985 [en.wikipedia.org] puts atheist/agnosticism perfectly!

Robecology 9 Mar 27
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Yes, how confessing sins to a priest alleviates guilt never made any sense to me. If one doesn't feel guilt about doing someone wrong, then they aren't a very good person. Saying a few prayers in penance can't take the place of actually trying to right the wrong done to the person or to humanity instead. One doesn't need religion for that. Just a good conscience -- and perhaps a good upbringing for doing the right thing, instead of going through life thinking we can just confess at the end and be rewarded.

Julie808 Level 8 Mar 27, 2023

Speaking as a former catholic, confession does not alleviate guilt. Of course, that might be part of the reason that I am a former catholic.

@piphirho We were forced to go to confession every Saturday, and I honestly didn't have anything to confess, so I'd make stuff up. It's really twisted to assume everyone in a family has sinned each week and needs to confess. Curiously though, my parents never had to go to confession, only us kids.

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How can she be well into her 40's if she was born in 1985?

ASTRALMAX Level 8 Mar 27, 2023

OOOps....good point! Bad math on my part! (fixed it!).

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Very true.

Oldman51 Level 7 Mar 27, 2023
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My Son was born in 1983, and we just celebrated his fortieth birthday three days a go

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