This made me laugh.
W 10 11/15 page 6/7PARA 18 SAYS THIS: What should you do if you have secretly been engaging in conduct that you know to be wrong? Remember, “he that is covering over his transgressions will not succeed, but he that is confessing and leaving them will be shown mercy.” (Prov. 28:13) How unwise it would be to continue in a wrong course and “be grieving God’s holy spirit”! (Eph. 4:30) You really owe it to God, to your parents, and to yourself to confess any wrongdoing. In this regard, “the older men of the congregation” can do a great deal for you. The disciple James says: “Let them pray over [the wrongdoer], greasing him with oil in the name of Jehovah. And the prayer of faith will make the indisposed one well, and Jehovah will raise him up. Also, if he has committed sins, it will be forgiven him.” (Jas. 5:14, 15) Admittedly, this may result in some embarrassment and perhaps some unpleasant consequences. But if you have the courage to ask for help, you will spare yourself any further damage and will feel the relief that comes from regaining a clear conscience.—Ps. 32:1-5.
God says he will forgive our sins yet the eldumbs do not! Confessing cause not some embarassment,unpleasant consequences....quite the opposite, it brings a person down, breaks relationships and eldumbs have a field day!Talk about relief that comes from a clean conscience..no way you get more disturbed and upset and stressed and distressed by the treatment of the eldumbs.
I say if you have a clean conscience , then it is a clear sign of bad memory !