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« Reply #28: August 25, 2010, 09:35:21 pm »

I know this sounds shallow, but sacrifice is about giving up something not easily replaced. For many, that equates to money in the modern world.

This is definitely the common modern meaning, and certainly valuable things were sacrificed in the past. But there's another side, too; at least with the Greeks, the sacrifice was rarely "wasted" - usually it was consumed by the community, or sold at market as 'sacred' goods and the funds raised used for temple upkeep, and the gods got the inedible bits. (There's even a myth explaining why.  Wink)
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