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« Reply #13: August 25, 2010, 03:01:54 am »

I think the visceral reaction comes from the idea of taking a human life and, even in effigy, replicating that practice today. Barring someone breaking through my house and trying to hurt my family, I don't ever think it would be right for me to kill someone...

I think that this is a very personal response and I would like to seperate my respect for it from the questions I have on the next to bits.

Not that they're discrespectful questions, but that I find that questioning personal things benefits from a considerate approach and text can be crap for that sort of thing Smiley

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..the idea of offering that death to the gods just doesn't sit right with me. ...

Can/will you elaborate on what you mean by 'doeasn't sit right'? Stream of consciousness would help as a starter, if it's hard to put into a whole picture.

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...It's even more disturbing to think of the gods (especially today) accepting that sort of gift.

What is disturbing? The offering? What's being offered? Other? How does the current era relate to the gods' acceptence (or otherwise) of the gift?
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