Oh shit, where do I start? Or better yet, I really can’t remember, so there’s that.
Also, those sins of omission can really rack up without you noticing them.
Notice them, I’m too busy not noticing everything, I’m’a stick with that.
Reports that say that someone hasn’t confessed to all their sins are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known known sins; there are sins we know we know. We also know there are known unknown sins; that is to say we know there are some sins we do not know. But there are also unknown unknown sins—the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the improbable history of our invisible sky friend, and other made up bullshit people call ‘religions’, it is the latter category that tends to be the difficult ones.
All possible sins may be limitless, but the sins committed by a single person since birth/creation should be a finite set. You can confess your sins at the last rites without having to enumerate them all, and specify their nature and degree. It may be silly, but you seem to be able to specify all sins in the ritual at least.
I am more worried about the actual process of having your sins taken away. Suppose you go in for a routine operation, and the surgeon says “Oh, and while you are under, and I have you open, is it okay if I make any other changes as I see fit? I think there may be a whole lot of things I could cut once I am in there.” Wait! Does this remove our memory or the sin and our lessons learned? Might this cutting out of the infected bit take out things we need? Maybe some of this stuff is necessary? Can I speak to someone who has had the done, please?
“Sorry kid, time’s up. You are off to the other place now”.