The sacrament of absolution is simply an act of mesmerism. Nothing of a supernatural nature actually takes place during said sacrament. This false belief that one has been absolved from ones sins is brought about through the posturing of the priest and the wearing of ornate garments by the priest as well as the elaborate surroundings of the church. Because of the supposed secrecy of the confessional box the problem of the confessor never gets resolved. The confessor would be better off if they went to the injured party who they had caused a problem for, and they then resolved the problem with the injured party instead of with the priest. That would then give emotional closure to the confessor. By telling their sins in confession they never get closure on them, and as well as that, the priest could blackmail them in the future if they had disclosed an illegal act to him.