I posted this comment on another thread, but it is, methinks, relevant enough for a discussion on this subject alone, so I've created another thread. My other post was: I do not believe in guilt. It is the most wasteful, useless of all human emotions. If you do wrong, wallowing in guilt is the easy way out because you don't have to actually fix anything; just feel terrible about doing it. Same results with confession. They are both a cop out. Here is what I do rather than waste time on feeling guilty. If I do wrong (or sin in the religious vernacular) I make it my business to attempt to make it right. If I have wronged someone I attempt to make it up to them. If that is not possible or if they will not accept it, they at least get my apology. If it an instance where it is impossible to make amends for whatever reason, I pay it forward instead. Can I declare I have no guilt. No. Try as I might there are some things that get through. I do my best to keep it to a minimum. In my belief, my approach is a proactive solution to sin. I would be most interested in others points of view on both guilt and my approach to it.