I know it’s nice to admit to someone you lied to him, and is often seen to be a good and moral thing to do. But are there situations it is better to simply confess the sin, and leave it at that–untouched? How would you compensate for that?
Say you lied to someone who is anti-catholic? If you admit to him that you lied, what I think would happen is that he’d think, “Oh, if he lied to me on this one, what else is he lying to me about? Is he deceiving me with his religion?” Or like if someone threatened you that he’d do something to you if you exposed a lie? Or like if in general, you see something bad would happen if you admit that you lied?
What are your thoughts?