It’s mostly worrying to hear that people actually believe in ‘killing sacrifices’ and kill all sort of animals for this purpose in developing communities—but to have a US politician who is well educated and lives in today’s Florida having drunk the blood of a goat as sacrifice is deeply scary.
Last week, “a four year old boy was beheaded by a 35 year old man in a remote part of India. The death was supposed to be a sacrifice to the Hindu goddess ‘Kali’, who was supposed to bestow some divine powers upon this man for his sacrifice,” we reported.
You may say that’s far away in India, a small under developed village with inhabitants far detached from education. But it seems blood sacrifice and the belief that it actually works is not a thing of the past even in highly ‘civilized societies.’ Some educated people who live in an advanced Florida still hold onto this.
After a Florida Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate came under criticism for once having killed a goat and drunk the blood as part of a sacrifice, he has come out to admit this actually happened.
The BBC says Augustus Sol Invictus has admitted he “sacrificed” “the animal as part of a pagan ritual, but it was not “sadistic” as some of his critics have alleged.”
Augustus told Associated Press that; “I did sacrifice a goat. I know that’s probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans,” he told the Associated Press news agency.
“I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness … Yes, I drank the goat’s blood.”
According to him, this happened in 2013 when he walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert where he spent a week, fasting. It was when he returned to Florida that he killed the goat for sacrifice.
It surely is a quibble in the minds of most reasonable people and not only just Americans that a Senate position seeking candidate faithfully believes and practices blood/killing sacrifice…
What’s the difference between this man and the Indian child killing-P Tirumala Rao who killed a child for sacrifice? Obviously, apart from one using a child and another other using a goat, the two share a common belief.
Superstition does not have a single location, it dwells everywhere—mostly in the minds of those who opt for faith instead of reason and evidence.
And you know what, he is not only a politician but also a lawyer. He changed his name to-Augustus Sol Invictus, a Latin phrase that means “majestic unconquered sun.”