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Author Topic: Historical human and animal sacrifice  (Read 23291 times)
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« Reply #7: March 26, 2011, 09:05:50 pm »

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

No it doesn't. Some groups may have used the sacrificed animal as food, but that was far from being universal. You're telling me that if I were to start gathering up animals just to slice their throats open so I could hang them from trees around my house to let them bleed out and rot there as offerings to the gods and spirits people would think, "Hmm, I certainly don't approve of this, but who am I to criticize? I just ate a cheeseburger..." I agree with you that making use to the sacrificed animal for food and whatnot is considerably less problematic. I wouldn't care if my neighbor was sacrificing chickens or something as long as they were treating them humanely before hand, killing them in a way that minimized cruelty, pain, and suffering, and making use of all of the meat afterwards, but this very often wasn't the case in the ancient world.
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