BAN MALPRACTICE OF CONFESSION BEFORE CHRISTIAN PRIESTS –A VIOLATION OF WOMEN's RIGHTS
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PRACTICE OF CONFESSION OF SINS BEFORE CHRISTIAN PRIESTS ON KNEES BY FORCE OR BY THREAT (this PRACTICE, I CALL A Malpractice) is going on in A FEW Christian Churches in India for a long time against FUNDAMENTAL AND HUMAN rights of the Citizens of India. AS PER BIBLE SCRIPTURES, CONFESSION OF SINS TO BE DONE AFTER REPENTING BEFORE GOD BY FREE WILL of the BELIEVER WITHOUT ANY KIND OF FORCE OR THREAT. NO HUMAN BEINGS, EVEN IF HE IS A PRIEST CAN ACT AS GOD (and do whatever God promised to do Himself for Humankind).
Our Constitution and Fundamental Rights allowed an Indian Citizen TO LEAD A LIFE AND LIVING with HONOUR, DIGNITY and Respect.
By this confession irrespective of who hears it by force and without free will of the person, he/she loses respect, dignity and honour (in this case before Priests).
BELIEF and FAITH cannot be imposed by force against FREE WILL OF A BELIEVER by HUMAN MADE doctrines, rituals or practices. Even Bible scriptures do not allow that.
This malpractice is going on in some Christian Churches by compulsion and by threat of expulsion from the respective Christian Church. Due to such threats, members are forced to practice them without free will.
Members of the Church do not make complaint against wrongful acts of their Leaders because of threat of expulsion and isolation from their community and church members.
This malpractice is also a kind of human rights violation, citizens’ rights violation and it is against FUNDEMENTAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS of an INDIAN CITIZEN.
This PRACTICE OF CONFESSION OF SINS BEFORE A MALE CHRISTIAN PRIEST ON KNEES is by Human made RITUAL and PRACTICE (without any base from the Bible scriptures).
This malpractice is a VIOLATION OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS, Violation of Womanhood and effeminacy. It causes TRAUMA, AGONY AND HUMILIATION TO HONOUR AND DIGNITY OF Womanhood (when confessing before a MALE PRIEST).
The malpractice of CONFESSION before Priest (it is called KUMBASARAM in Malayalam) to be banned by Law DUE TO following reasons.
This teaching of Confession before Priests is ridiculous from point of view of present day happenings around us. We could see many Priests and Bishops were/ are involved in sexual crimes and deadly sins such as murder, adultery, homosexuality, sexual abuse, trespass etc. Roman Catholic Church dismissed earlier certain Bishops and Priests for such sins. Even in India some Priests were and are facing court and legal proceedings on murder and sexual abuse charges.
As per Bible scriptures Human being as Sinner cannot stand as a Mediator between God and another Human being for pardon of sins (whereas a Sinner can pray directly to God for pardon of sins after repenting.)
Priests’ claim of getting pardon of sins of a Believer from God through them is totally false and without any base from Holy Bible Scriptures. Thus it causes an act of criminal CHEATING and exploiting ignorant Believers.
WOMEN will feel shame and lose self-RESPECT before Priests when they talk about their sins to them. It is also a humiliation causing severe trauma to the person who is confessing to another human being whether a Priest or not.
Nowadays many elderly Ladies have knee pain due to various ailments. So this can cause physical infliction and it can be a kind of torture also.
Confession by ladies before male priests will give tremendous opportunity for MALE Priests to know and understand the Ladies who are committing sins especially immoral, sexual and fleshly sins as their inner and very personal secrets are revealed or forced to reveal to Priests in Confession act.
Moreover it is painful and shameful act to confess sexual sins and other immoral acts before another human being especially opposite sex.
It opens many opportunities for Priest to exploit Ladies for their sexual needs, financial needs and other related needs. Priests can take advantage of such a situation in many other ways also.
Many criminal cases of sexual exploitation of Ladies by Priests were registered/ are being registered all over India and in the world.
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