scapegoat [skeyp-goht ]
A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place.
Chiefly Biblical. a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Leviticus 16:8,10,26.
verb (used with object)
To make a scapegoat of: Strike leaders tried to scapegoat foreign competitors.
The Bible passage named above describes a method of casting your sins upon a goat, then sacrificing that goat to the lord, so that your sins are absolved. Don’t improve yourself as a person, don’t right the wrongs you have done, just cast your sins on some other life form (one that YOU have dominance over) and then murder it, giving the blood and fat as a sacrificial offering.
I’d recommend you read that entire passage and think about how absurd this entire procedure really is, especially the numerology of doing things 7 times. What kind of black magic witchcraft is this? Is this a high school chemistry class? Or is it just easier to shift the blame onto a defenseless animal? Sounds like a terrible way to treat an animal, especially one that could be used as a food source in a deprived country.
Enter the literary foil, a savior for all, a scapegoat for your sins: Jesus.
Christian’s love to push John 3:16 at the only instructions you need. Just believe in him and all will be right in the world. just believe! He will save you from this world and give you eternal life.
And make sure you tithe, because nothing in life is free.