- Biblical (culture)
- Rural (attribute)
- Neutral (behaviour)
An ancient trial was made by Moses whereby two goats were selected. The people of the town would vote which goat was from heaven and thus could be sacrificed and which goat was from the Devil. The goat that was from the Devil was made to have all the sins of the people cast upon it before being led out of the town into the wilderness. The goat would then be found by someone from another town who would then steal it causing the town’s sins to be cast away from them.
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