Whoa! Is this guy going to be a sacrificial lamb or a lucky old goat?
Two Chicago Tribune articles caught my attention this morning which pertain to the “Me Too” issue in the news.
One article reports or pertains to ancient Hebrew religious beliefs of sacrifice and atonement. Briefly, when a person felt need to atone for a sin, they went to the Temple, bought a lamb or goat with their money and had it killed, burnt, and believe the smoke of their sacrifice would rise up to the heavens and God would decide to hopefully forgive the person for his transgression.
Once a year, the Priests decided to sacrifice and innocent lamb for everyone who either could not afford the costs or needed repentance or forgiveness. This is the origin of the sacrificial lamb idiom.
The other article reports that CBS is contemplating cutting 20 million dollars and donating the money to a “Me Too” organization from the proposed severance package of 140 million dollars to Mr. Mooves.
The purpose of this post is not to make fun of, or demean the Hebrew ancient tradition of sacrifice, but to explain the wisdom of King Solomon Proverb and observation about the need for anyone to have to sacrifice for any transgression and relate it to the wisdom or folly of our contemporary times.
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. (Proverb 21:3)
while I was still searching but not finding– I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all.( Ecclesiastes 7:28)
What’s My Point?
Religious beliefs all state we are all sinners and need to atonement at some time in our lives. The rituals of sacrifice is acknowledging our failings and hopefully trying to make amends to our Creator.
In ancient times, sacrificing an animal and having a Priest sprinkle blood of the animal on the atoner was a symbolic ritual to seek forgiveness.
In My Opinion
We all need to sacrifice and seek forgiveness in our lives.
However, it seems kinda hypocritical in our Contemporary Corporate world to award the 140 million dollars of investors money to a Me Too sinner and only 20 million to Me Too.
As for the above Ecclesiastes statement of only one man and now women ever being observed by King Solomon, I wrote a Previous Post on that subject.
Read the Source Links below and then perhaps pretend you are our Creator and have to decide how to judge between the rituals of ancient sacrifice rituals vs. our contemporary world sacrifices, especially in regards to golden parachute awards.
Wisdom, Folly, Hypocrisy, Abomination, Just, Righteous, etc. etc.
Regards and good will blogging.
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