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Monday, September 26, 2016

If you are going to perform a ritual sacrifice, you might as well do it right

The Echo Elysian Forum, like other neighborhood message boards, is filled with Echo Park residents seeking and sharing advice on topics ranging from finding yard help to getting rid of abandoned shopping carts. So why not ritual sacrifice? In light of the recent discovery of the body of a headless goat in Elysian Park, a forum member named Esther said that who ever killed that goat apparently “didn’t get the concept of sacrifice.” Esther explains:

“From my understanding of how ritual sacrifice works, and no, I don’t partake in anything like this, but I have read about it, the object being sacrificed is sacred to you. You have cared for it while it is alive, you kill it mercifully and quickly, (vs. what happens at factory rendering plants), and it is an offering to the god of your choice, so the creature being sacrificed means something to you. That’s the sacrifice part, you are giving up something that is important to you and you care for. You don’t randomly kill something you don’t care about and then dump the body. That would just piss off whatever deity you are sacrificing to.”



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