By Lillian Kwon
Christian Post Reporter
April 13, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post
Confessionals in the Catholic Church have seen less foot traffic over the past several decades. Much of that traffic, it seems, has moved to anonymous online confessionals.
DailyConfession.com receives hundreds of anonymous confessions and over 1 million hits each day. The website tells visitors to confess their sins but it doesn’t necessarily provide the peace and the forgiveness that a person would find in the church. Although it categorizes confessions by the 10 commandments, it’s a secular forum. And while some are serious confessions, a lot of confessors reveal “kooky-weird” habits, some of which have been compiled into a book – Coming Clean.
Webmaster Greg Fox clearly tells visitors that each confession is “shamelessly presented to the entire planet, for the whole world to read.”
Confessing anonymously on the Web has become a major outlet for both young and mature adults with DailyConfession being one of many web-based ways to get secrets or sins off their chest.