On Confession. The Orthodox position looks to be closer to a Protestant position than he thinks. Of course, for a Protestant, there is a judicial aspect to dealing with sin, but that aspect, for the believer, has already been dealt with at the cross. Since the judicial aspect of confession has been removed, there is no reason to confess your sins to an official who responds to it like a parole officer. Rather, you confess one to another, for mutual edification.