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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

This book was turned into a short film, which I saw in an 8th grade social studies class. Scared the bejezzus out me as I had never before contemplated people could be so stupid as to follow so mindlessly barbaric tradition like this.

As I watched, all I could think of is "Why isn't anyone in the crowd putting a stop to it!". That is when I realized the immorality of religion and religious tradition.

A brilliant example of blind faith and group think mentality.

Thanks for reminding me of this film and book, it brings back memories, not necessarily fond ones, but memories nonetheless.

Thu, 17 May 2012 22:58:56 UTC | #942109