Maimonides theorized in his "Guide to the Perplexed" that Hashem did not favor korbanot (animal sacrifices), but allowed them due to the difficulty changing the nature of people. This is in the context of Israel being captive and accustomed to Egyptian ways. The concept of G-d being "reluctant" suggests He did something with hesitation and doubt. How could G-d be in conflict and doubt? Why would G-d "think" Israel couldn't possibly eradicate their pagan-like origins?
I understand that many rabbinic authorities opposed (and continue to do so) Rambam's view on this matter. How did he reconcile this concept with the restoration of the Third Temple during messianic times and the reintroduction of mandatory daily sacrifices? Today, most westerners, including Jews, see animal sacrifices as backwards, kapporos notwithstanding. Hashem didn't foresee this?