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Sunday, 29 June 2014


Early on as a reformer, Martin Luther publicly concluded that penance (the church sacrament involving confession of sin) wasn't a sacrament at all. Yet he continued to daily confess his sins to another person for most of his life.

In 1994 Grey Garvey, a Canadian lecturer and self-styled Father Interactive of the Order of Binary Brothers developed an Automatic Confessional Machine. This sophisticated piece of redemptive technology was a six-foot black perspex kiosk topped by a red neon cross. Inside was a computer screen and a keyboard. The sinner pressed the “Amen” key to call up a menu of the Seven Deadly Sins, each of which was broken down into a range of sub-categories. Within a few seconds of clicking on your sin the user got a print-out of your penance.

Source Christian History

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