The truth is a conspiracy that we are all part of. All belief is deception.
It is in this that we are culpable, our crime a betrayal of the self. If there is a reason for our guilt, it is that we have taken the easy way out - that we have chosen to believe in the one Right Answer, the one Proper Way, the one True God. To demand certainty in everything is to become mortal.
There is no forgiveness for this. There is only creation as mutiny, the pitched battle of the imagination, mustering its guerilla squadrons in defense of the soul's country. Our punishment for failing is the discovery that the truth is unalterable; that the truth is actually true.