A confession is an admission of guilt or an admission of something someone would preferred to have kept secret from someone else. The reason one confesses is the more interesting aspect. It is heavily influenced by Roman Catholic doctrine. In Catholic doctrine the basic requirement for a confession is to have the intention of returning to God to acknowledge our sins with true sorrow before the priest. It requires a belief in Sin. So as someone who doesn’t believe in sin, a confession seems somewhat pointless. Why confess if you want to keep something hidden? Okay, let’s loosen the definition a bit and look at reasons one would confess. One may wish to admit to an action if they know others will find out anyway. They may feel awful about it and need to assuage their guilt by confessing to their action.