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« Reply #6: March 26, 2011, 08:24:48 pm »

I don't really see how that's related unless you happen to own your own farm and butcher your own animals. I mean, even if you dedicate a part of every meal to members of your particular pantheon, the person who slaughtered the animal you're eating probably never intended the animal to be used as an offering. It's like you're at the mall and someone accidentally drops one of their coins in the fountain while counting their change and you figure, "Oh well, no sense in letting it go to waste. I might as well make a wish for good luck." The person who dropped the coin wasn't intending it to be used in such a way. You're just kind of taking advantage of an unrelated situation. Not that there'd be anything necessarily wrong with that, why squander a fortuitous opportunity, but it's not the same as you deliberately throwing one of your own coins into the fountain with the direct intention of making a wish after doing so.

It completely removes any possible logic to objecting to animal sacrifice.
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