Frankly the idea of the confessional continuing on being totally sacred scares the beegeezus out of me. It's a real catch-22 situation which doesn't at all offer comfort. Perhaps the whole idea of the confessional needs to be given the heave-ho. I mean it seems that it really doesn't stop the most inherently inhumane nasties from hapenning, that's totally proven already.
There's no logic in arguing this. It's all true.
The problem comes from people who use "Faith" as the go-to.
I mean, I can't shit all over faith. I have faith I'll wake up tomorrow for example; but thats based on the fact that I'm not diagnosed with a terminal illness.
I'm sure there are plenty of people who have genuine religious faith based on what we can only call a 'miracle' as we understand it. So more power to them;
However, the rest of them are just practicing BLIND faith. And blind faith follows without thought, and without critical analysis.
Problem? If you walk up to someone with blind faith, and tell them how wrong X is (in this case, secret confessions), they've been blindly told it's sacred, so they'll fight, and some of them die, to protect it.
Humans are the problem. We know too much about them; and we've gotten too smart at controlling them.
Wherever you go in life, watch out for Scythe, the tackling IT support guy.
"I don't care what race you are, not one f*cking bit, if you want to be seen as a good people, you go in there and you f*ck up the people who (unofficially) represent you in a negative light!"