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One of the most brilliant metaphors about Christianity and its insane adherence to barbaric traditions was a short story written in 1948 by Shirley Jackson, called The Lottery

In a small village of about 300 residents, the locals are in a strange and nervous mood on June-27. Children gather up stones as the adult townsfolk assemble for their annual event, that in the local tradition has been practiced to ensure a good harvest. Everyone has to draw a stone. The person who selects a specially marked stone is stoned to death. Nobody likes this, but everyone is enthralled to the tradition.

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