Theories of sacrifice – Cracks of this carnival of a world

“I think there are two opposite kinds of Evil: the first one is related to the necessity of human activity going well and having the desired results and the other consists of deliberately violating some fundamental taboos like, for example, the taboo against murder or against some sexual possibilities.

The paradox of this carnival of a world – which in the most general sense is the paradox of emotion, but in the most specific sense is the paradox of sacrifice – ought to be considered with the most critical attention.”

Georges Bataille

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