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🎧 Why Do Humans Sacrifice

From Jonathan Pageau YouTube channel


In this video Jonathan discusses the symbolic meaning of sacrifice in general, why it’s a human universal and how we still engage with ritualistic sacrifice today. There are many different examples of sacrifice, not only killings, but offering and dedication for initiation into a group, as tribute or taxes, remembering the dead, to found a city or a home etc. Jonathan also talks about how Christianity solves the problem of sacrifice, in particular, the problem of mimetic sacrifice of the scapegoat