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Author Topic: Historical human and animal sacrifice  (Read 23302 times)
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« Reply #15: March 27, 2011, 01:39:45 am »

This is one aspect of paganism that I have a little bit of a hard time figuring out. Obviously, the vast majority of pagans in the modern world do not engage in any kind of murder or animal cruelty, and those that do are usually found to be mentally ill and drawn to these practices for that reason rather than for any particular religious reasons. What I'm curious about is how modern pagans reconcile their current religious practices with historical evidence of human and animal sacrifices, though.

I'm sorry, what?   While the gods I work with now don't ask me for blood sacrifices as they required in ancient times, I've worked in the past with deities who did, and I'm extremely offended at being called primitive or mentally ill as a result. Outrageous claims require overwhelming evidence; where are you getting your information?
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