Lets start the juices flowing with a couple quotes plucked off the internet…

The guilty one is not he who commits the sin but the one who causes the darkness

–Victor Hugo

http://shrink-this.blogspot.com/2008/04/guilt-motivated-thoughts-feelings-and.html

“The practice of metta (showing loving-kindness to all sentient beings), uncovering the force of love that can uproot fear and anger and guilt, begins with befriending ourselves. The foundation of metta practice is to know how to be our own friend. According to the Buddha, you can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is to be found nowhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

Sharon Salzberg, Buddhist Author

Guilt is an emotion that comes up around thoughts of the hurt and pain that we cause others. Guilt is also the ego’s way of saying, “Look at all of the bad things I have done. I am no good (enter shame) and I don’t deserve any happiness.” Guilt is a pity party, a way for the illusion that we call ego to stay alive. If we focus on the guilty feelings and shameful thoughts, we are focused on the self, and we are not dealing with the problem in a straightforward manner. So we have guilt reminding us of all the wrong deeds we have done, and shame telling us we are bad. These two emotions keep us in a cycle of thoughts and feelings that keeps us acting out on others and ourselves in a totally negative way, and we build negative karma that keeps us in a suffering state.

Leighton Bates- Prison Inmate, no other information found.

http://www.thubtenchodron.org/PrisonDharma/letting_go_of_guilt_and_shame.html

Oh-kayyyy… that being said- Stay away from religion.

If you are a religious person, cool, that’s your thing- if you’re now adopting the New Good, remember to apply it to your religion as well. If it doesn’t WORK for you, drop it like a bad habit. Because essentially…

The rest of this page is available at  http://thenewgood.net under the umbrella of Damian Dezign.