From XFamily - Children of God

The antithesis to a sheep, a term taken from the parables of Jesus in the bible, and used to insinuate unreceptiveness, rebelliousness, evil, or following the devil.

  1. A goat is any person who is not receptive to the word of God or the group's teachings. In practice, anyone who is busy, unapproachable, or skeptical is considered a goat.
  2. New doctrines were often described as "separating the sheep from the goats" – those that were able to receive the radical new doctrines were sheep, those that rejected, goats.
Compare: sheep, fish