That’s not the way Confession works, people!

That’s not the way Confession works, people!

Okay, Losties and anyone else –

Interesting development with the back story on the “Richard” character during tonight’s episode of Lost.

In the late 1800s, Richard accidentally killed the physician who jealously guarded the medicine that could possibly save Richard’s wife’s life.

He was caught and imprisoned for his crime. Someone who was dressed like a priest came to visit and asked if Richard was ready to confess his sins. Richard acted truly remorseful for killing the doctor, and the priest refused to grant him absolution; the priest said that there was no way Richard could work his way back into God’s favor through penance, as he was to be hanged the following day. He left with a “May God have mercy on your soul” and a smirk.

If, in fact, the man in the long black garb was a priest, he was completely in error to not grant Richard absolution for his sin. That’s not the way the Sacrament works, people! Anyone want to argue with me about this? Bring it on – let’s go. 🙂

Okay, so next scene – Richard is being sold into slavery, and the priest gets the pay-off, Judas-style. Obviously corrupt. So, now, discuss.

Oh, and finally some questions are being answered – the actor playing Richard really DOES wear eyeliner. 🙂

2 thoughts on “That’s not the way Confession works, people!

  1. Yes, I couldn’t help thinking “great, another corrupt Catholic/priest portrayal on TV.” People who don’t have a clue think this is the norm or use art/entertainment in the place of reality. Frustrating.
    On another note, it was probably the best Lost episode, for my taste. When the priest character did that notice that he took his Bible from him, big red flag, no doubt as proof for the man seeking indentured servants/slaves.
    I was also really pleased this actor got to use his Spanish.
    Oh, oh, I love that the black smoke disappeared just as Richard began to recite the Our Father. That was excellent!
    Anyway, great episode.

    1. Frustrating, yes, but not shocking, as it has, unfortunately, become the norm in today’s media.

      I thought this was possibly Lost’s best_episode_ever; it was very encouraging to me as a Catholic Christian that Ricardo, this (at least at that point) probably life-long devout Catholic, was able to rely on his faith through the Lord’s Prayer to bring the black smoke (albeit temporarily) to a screeching halt. Thoroughly satisfying!!

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