Jul 17, 2011

Scapegoating

Everybody needs a scapegoat, right? Sometimes you just need someone to blame. Well God’s people have had a wonderful tradition to channel this desire into an annual event called Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement): Once a year Aaron shall put both of his hands on a goat’s head and confess over it all the evils, sins, and rebellions of the people of Israel, and so transfer them to the goat’s head. Then the goat is to be driven off into the desert by someone appointed to do it. The goat will carry all their sins away with him into some uninhabited land.
Wonderful thought…

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