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HBO Show on How We Need to Confess Sins

Oddly enough, contemporary television seems to appreciate [the truth that we need to confess our sins to one another]. One example is HBO's dark, disturbing, but stellar miniseries True Detective, in its first season starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as Louisiana detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart. In one episode, Rust is seen as the go-to interrogator for the department. He is able to elicit confessions from almost anyone. His method, as he explains when asked how he does it, is rooted in a philosophy about human nature. He says, "Look—everybody knows there's something wrong with them. They just don't know what it is. Everybody wants confession; everybody wants some cathartic narrative for it. The guilty especially. And everybody's guilty."

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