Redemption and Atonement

Humiliation    Punishment     Guilt  Confession

Exomologesis: Forgiveness of wayward behavior requires penance. According to early Christians, when restitution is completed over a period of time, then a member can be restored to the community, self-respect intact.

A glaring deficiency of Western Society, is in the rehabilitation of wayward felons. They are never restored to the community with their self-respect intact! More than likely you will remain forever an outcast. If you have been in prison (or even just fired), and disclose this on a job application, do you think you will get hired. Probably not. Hence, the high rate of recidivism among exconvicts.

Last updated 9 May 2000

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