Confession, in most religions, is the acknowledgment of one’s sins or wrongs.
In Catholic teaching it is not mandatory, the Catholic rite is usually conducted within a confessional box. A man or a woman confess to a priest which is believed to have the authority to forgive one’s sins accompanied by the sign of the cross.
In the Anglican tradition, confession and absolution is usually a component part of corporate worship, particularly at services of the Holy Eucharist. The form involves an exhortation to repentance by the priest, a period of silent prayer during which believers may inwardly confess their sins, a form of general confession said together by all present and the pronouncement of general absolution by the priest, often accompanied by the sign of the cross.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) teaches that “confession is a necessary requirement for complete forgiveness.” The sinner must confess both to God and to those persons wronged by the sin.
In Islam confession of sins is made directly to God and not through man (except in asking for forgiveness from the victim of the sin). It is taught that sins are to be kept to oneself to seek individual forgiveness from God. God forgives those who seek his forgiveness and commit to themselves not to repeat the sin, although some sins in which another person is victimized are not forgiven unless that person forgives you, so they should also be asked for forgiveness.
In Judaism, confession is an important part of attaining forgiveness for both sins against God and another man. Confessions to God are done communally in the plural. Jews confess that “We have sinned.” In matters involving offenses against a fellow man, private confession to the victim is a requirement to obtaining forgiveness from the victim, which is generally a requirement to obtaining forgiveness from God. If the victim refuses to forgive, the offender confesses publicly, before larger and larger audience
So these are just a few methode of forgiveness among diferent religions. My problem is with the Catholics and the Anglicans who believe that a man just like them, is capable of forgiving someone’s sins that easily. How is it possible that a man which has lets say backbitten against someone else a few minutes ago, goes to church (in the catholic church, confessions are usually Saturday evening) ask forgiveness for his sin to a man (priest) who doesn’t really care and who makes sins as everybody else, and expects to be forgiven just because the christ has died for him!? Come on! So why don’t we make sins all day long? After all we can be forgiven every Saturday! No, when we feel our conscience ill at ease for something we have done, we must seek forgiveness to God the only forgiver. No human can judge and forgive in the name of God.
Ask forgiveness and repent, is the only way to feel relieved of our wrongs. The Christ isn’t dumb to die for sake of those who like to sin