greeney2 wrote:Why do you go off on another Tichen rant instead of answering a simple question? A clergy confession, and a confession to ones lawyer is confidential and protected in our and your constitution. I asked you a specific question and you have not answered, why do you think they should not be forced to devulge such confessions? You can not justify one without the other.
I agree about severe punishments, but torture is not in our justice system, but many argue over the death penalty. You name a few crimes that should be the death penalty and I agree, but that is not the question,we are discussing the concept of Confession and if those who have ben confessed to should not have to devulge it. You could consider they become co-conspiriters, and accomplices, and commit obstruction of justice with their silence, howeever it is a protected right. Why is that, if our systems are based on truth?
By the way, if you are counting crimes, IMHO arson is attempted murder and a capital crime, like trying to burn down a church.
I think that they should be force by law to divulge such confessions on both side clergy and lawyers.
Killing or rapping children can be exceptions.
By the way IMO confession should be abolished by all churches period