We can see that scapegoating is alive and well
When things were going spectacularly wrong in many ancient cultures a victim, either animal or human, would be selected and through a ritual practice would be invested with blame for all of the trouble. The victim would be either sacrificed or driven away to wander aimlessly in the wilderness, the idea being that the victim took the guilt of the community away with him. In some cultures it was believed that the first being to touch the victim would have the evil transferred to it. In ancient Israel a goat would be chosen for this purpose and driven into the wilderness; thus the term “scapegoat”. Being modern people this practice sounds to us like a primitive and outdated practice. And yet if we look closely enough at relationships we can see that scapegoating is alive and well.
“Z” senses things about his heart’s desires which he wishes he didn’t and…
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