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comment by dublinben
dublinben  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: EVERYTHING WILL FINALLY BE GOOD AGAIN

I can't quite make sense of erecting a very flammable ceremonial sculpture each year, and then getting upset when it's repeatedly burned down. It seems clear that the tradition is to burn the goat, despite what the officials might say.





nil  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Order vs. Chaos. Every year the goat survives is a victory for the home team. Team Goat. It's there every year.

That being said, I'm not sure if I would want to spend hours or even days working on this thing with the knowledge that "yep, it's probably just going to be set on fire." There's probably a very dedicated team imagining ways to somehow beat the fire gods.