The Bible is rife with ritual sacrifices, not only that of Isaac (almost) and Jesus. In Judges 11:29-40 Jephthah sacrificed his daughter to Jehova
(God), to seal his victory deal over the Ammonites.
So human sacrifice is clearly expected and accepted by the Biblical God.
But that is their atrocious Biblical morality to sort out - or at least the sheeple who follow the shills, and laughibly try to make others out as
Anton LaVey, whatever he may have been, totally forbade human or animal sacrifices in his "The Satanic Bible":
Under no circumstance would a Satanist sacrifice any animal or baby ... The purest form of carnal existence reposes in the bodies of animals and
human children who have not grown old enough to to deny themselves their natural desires. Thay can perceive things that the average human can never
hope to. Therefore the Satanist holds these beings in a sacred regard, knowing he can learn much from these natural magicians of the world.
("The Satanic Bible", 1969: Avon Books, P. 89)
Only a symbolic sacrifice of an enemy is accepted as a verbal or psychological curse - but only if so chosen.
So, if you believe that the sacrificing of animals or humans is wrong, then LaVeyan Satanism is far superior to the true "Satanic blood-cults" of
the Abrahamic faiths.
The Biblical God demanded blood and sacrifice.
Arguably, by certain interpretations He still does.
So how can people who follow that be ethical?
Satanism doesn't even claim morality, unlike the religions that cause ongoing bloody wars, and brainwash people out of their money.
LaVeyan Satanism for me offers liberation from the truely gruesome Satanism of the World Religions.
Conspiracists (like David Icke) trace all the Abrahamic faiths back to Babylonian city states, and their true occult priests now preside over flocks
of clueless sheeple, who follow age-old pagan trinities, idols, calendars and discursive sun (Christian) and moon (Islam) worship.
They hand over their money to shills, and practise bloody warfare.
They get the carrot of "prosperity" or the stick of "eternal hell".
Who are they to judge the open Satanist, who assumes the "evil" label to overthrow a mind-controlled dichotomy?
Haven't they slaughtered enough man and beast?
[edit on 25-8-2010 by halfoldman]