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As Thanksgiving approaches, we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation thank you for making possible our work in the defense of the Constitution and freethought.

Chickens, goats, Jesus and the immorality of vicarious redemption

Yesterday, the Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta, wrote about the Jewish practice of kapparot. Kapparot coincides with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Hasidic Jews grab a chicken by the wings and swing it around their heads three times to transfer their sins to the bird. According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, while swinging the birds, the soon-to-be-redeemed supplicants […]