If you spend this week commemorating the murder of your ancestors’ enemies’ followers’ oldest sons by your all-powerful leader, whose atrocities you vaguely know about but would rather not think about and whose orders you follow even if they seem irrational, then happy Passover!

If you think the above is reasonable, whether or not you do so yourself, then good luck shucking off some of your incorrect beliefs and becoming a bit more reasonable!

To quote a Lesswrong post that I saw after I started writing this, “(Of course, you’re supposed to be sympathetic to the suffering of the Egyptians, but not so sympathetic that you stand up and say, “This is not right!  It is wrong to do such a thing!”)”

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