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Originally posted by Kromlech
Jeremiah 7:31 - "And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart."
In the Hebrew Bible Tophet or Topheth (Hebrew: תופת ha-tōpheth; Greek: Ταφεθ; Latin: Topheth) was a location in Jerusalem, in the Valley of Hinnom, where worshipers influenced by the Canaanite Pantheon sacrificed children to the gods Moloch and Baal by burning them alive. The Hebrew Bible also mentions what appears to be child sacrifice practiced at a place called the Tophet ("roasting place") by the Canaanites. According to archaeologist Jonathan N. Tubb, "Ammonites, Moabites, Israelites and Phoenicians undoubtedly achieved their own cultural identities, and yet ethnically they were all Canaanites" "the same people who settled in farming villages in the region in the 8th millennium BC.". Tophet became a theological or poetic synonym for hell within Christendom.
Later commentators have compared the accounts of child sacrifice in the Old Testament with similar ones from Greek and Latin sources speaking of the offering of children by fire as sacrifices in the Punic city of Carthage, which was a Phoenician colony. Cleitarchus, Diodorus Siculus and Plutarch all mention burning of children as an offering to Cronus or Saturn, that is to Ba`al Hammon, the chief god of Carthage.
Some authors, like Stager and Wolff, believe that the real purpose behind children's sacrificies was birth control.
Speaking of Carthage.... Many people argue that Hannibal led an army of Cannibals to crush the Romans. It's still up for debate but it is a very interesting a shocking notion to consider.
Originally posted by grey580
Reminds me of this
Mr. Chambers...Mr. Chambers, the first page is just a collection of English words with their own translation. But the rest of the book...the rest of the book—it's a cookbook!
Originally posted by DAVID64
Interesting theory, but there's a flaw. Why give us intelligence? I mean if we're being cultivated for food, why give us the brain power to develop weapons? We breed for big, healthy animals, not for fat, tough, smart animals. Can you imagine cows fighting back with nukes? Plus, we've poisoned ourselves and our planet, disease runs rampant. Pretty crappy ranchers.