Negative Confession

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Book Of The Dead - Egyptian Concepts of Death and Afterlife - Judgement
... swore that he had not committed any sin from a list of 42 sins, reciting a text known as the "Negative Confession" ... The judgement of the dead and the Negative Confession were a representation of the conventional moral code which governed Egyptian society ... For every "I have not..." in the Negative Confession, it is possible to read an unexpressed "Thou shalt not" ...

Famous quotes containing the words confession and/or negative:

    The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savours less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people’s virtues.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

    There is no reason why parents who work hard at a job to support a family, who nurture children during the hours at home, and who have searched for and selected the best [daycare] arrangement possible for their children need to feel anxious and guilty. It almost seems as if our culture wants parents to experience these negative feelings.
    Gwen Morgan (20th century)