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21 Nov, 8 tweets, 2 min read
People like this don't get how deeply rooted human sacrifice is in human nature and history. If there's one defining feature between the Pagan and the Abrahamic-monotheistic paradigms, it's that Pagan societies see human sacrifice as a central ritual.
Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, by our standards, was horrific. But that's the point: God preventing him from doing so and turning him to sacrifice an animal instead represents the paradigm shift from pre-Abrahamic human sacrifice to post-Abrahamic animal sacrifice.
Take the West, today. Look at abortion is foundational to the post-Christian secular religion. Look at the rise of mob violence and the sacrifice of individuals through declarations of apostasy from their faith - "woke cancellation".
These are reversions to our pagan nature to sacrifice men instead of animals, to punish and destroy in this world instead of preparation for penance and mercy in the afterlife.
Human society has always had an innate bloodlust. It is a feature across all civilisations. It's not just Aztecs cutting out hearts or wars, it's also murders and mob violence. Sacrificial rituals, like that of Abraham's, are an inflection point; a new way to regulate our lust.
Sarah's disgust at Abraham is only made possible by Abraham; his story is foundational to the metaethical position of all Abrahamic faiths towards the question of sacrifice. She follows him even as she hates him and disavows his faith.
And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 26:4

The world lives in Abraham's shadow.
Applying this today; conservative reaction to the progressive agenda must never be predicated upon reflecting their own lust for sacrifice, but must have its foundations on a proactive demand for penance, forgiveness, and the temperance of the worst parts of our pagan nature.

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