posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 07:50 AM
reply to post by shells4u
Sounds like he may have been a "Sin-eater"
The term sin-eater refers to a person who, through ritual means, would take on by means of food and drink the sins of a household, often because
of a recent death, thus absolving the soul and allowing that person to rest in peace. In the study of folklore sin-eating is considered a form of
Maybe, wealthy men or certain Secret Societies have/use "Sin-eaters" to resolve their unforgivin sins before their time is near so that they would not
have to pay for them in the after life. If this is the case, then this man could have been taking on the sins of others and he had to pass it onto
another before he dies...so as to keep "passing the buck" to the next "Sin-eater". The idea of having a specific date of death for a "Sin-eater" could
be insurance that a new "Sin-eater" would be trained and ready in the ways to relieve the other of all the sins he has taken on. This may be passed on
within bloodlines to explain the common dates of death you've noticed.
This makes sense considering that these people could be involved with a lot of dark and sinister plots and using a "Sin-eater" would absolved them
from their evil deeds, which they probably believed was justified for the greater good of coarse!
Atoning for Sins is a very ancient concept and was the sole reason for animal sacrifice. They believe that sins could be transferred to another
(though some say it served as a reminder of their sin). The term "Scape-goat" comes from sacrificing a goat to pay for another's sin or wrong
What do you think? Possible?
Edit: see also: The Order (2003 film)
edit on 20-8-2013 by iwan2ski because: Added another reference