... for the forgiveness of sins?
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Answer on How often did the priests entered the sanctuary in the Temple in Jerusalem to sacrifice animals?
Probably on parties' days. Probably once a year, or once a month.
In crowd days once or maybe more daily.
We all know that what ever we like and enjoy we repeat.
In the past, GrandMa, the human beings, all of them - and among humans are also the priests and high preachers - were barbarians.
We, ourselves, still today fight against it, it is on our nature to force ourselves on our behaviors against diferent cultures.
There are, still today, people eating people on the planet, let's not deny ourselves our truths.
We can hide it from our eyes, ears or touches, but it won't disappear from our surroundings untill all of us acchieve the comprehension of our real selves: we're divine, and not all among us know that for sure.
I would say that those ancient practices should be baned from our memories instead of bringing them up associating them to groups as if those groups were the responsible for all the wrong happenings on our routin lives.
And yes, in order to be forgiven, you do NEED to sin.
So... in doubt, you ratter unconsciouslly sin first and get forgiveness latter, just to be sure of not going out of the line.
The logic is simple: it is, as the most popular saying, certain that whoever gets God's forgiveness will meet God and it is not a certainty that all the non-sinners have met our Creator.
In doubt, when you're blind on phisical pain ... the most secure action is .... follow everybody else, so you grab the first arm next to you and let he leads your way.
By acting like this, you garantee yourself that in the case you have not sin and then will not be forgiven, at least you will be next to God on the presence of God forgiving your brother who's arm you grabbed.