In this post I wish to survey you, our blog readers, to discover what you understand the English word “confess” to mean, as you ordinarily use the word. In Comments to this post please give short answers to the following questions:
1. “John confessed” would normally mean that John _____.
2. Complete the sentence “Bertha confessed that ____” with one or more phrases that sound to you that they fit well in the blank.
3. When, if ever, would the following sentence sound appropriate to you: “Fred confessed that he is a monotheist”?
In a followup post I’ll relate your answers to English Bible translation.