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The fact we're all here is testament to the brutality of our ancestors
originally posted by: carsforkids
a reply to: LookingAtMars
Think it isn't going on today?
Jokes aside, humans are stupid....good thing we've come so far since then....
How did that make you feel?
originally posted by: SeaWorthy
So many scriptures repeat not to sacrifice your children as the "gods" who demanded this were demons.
"You shall acknowledge no God but me. . . . You are destroyed, Israel. . . . The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open." (Hosea 13:4, 9, 16 New International Version)"
See, the day of the Lord is coming — a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger. . . . I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty. . . . Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives violated." (Isaiah 13:9–16 NIV)"
And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord: 'If you give the Ammonites into my hands, whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites will be the Lord's, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.' . . . When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing to the sound of timbrels! . . . After the two months, she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed." (Judges 11:30–39 NIV)
"O daughter Babylon, you devastator! Happy shall they be who pay you back what you have done to us! Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock"(Psalm 137:8–9 NRSV)
Although the OT god seems pretty cool with killing babies and children if their parents tribe had been deemed to do something wrong.
originally posted by: hiddeninsite
a reply to: FatherLukeDuke
Jephthah may not have actually burned his daughter as an offering, but still offered her up as a sacrifice to God - a sacrifice that went against his own needs/life as well as his daughter's.