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    http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/news/a22327/skeleton-teenager-zeus/

    In antiquity, human sacrifice was a routine phenomenon. Now we know that the worship of Zues was no different.
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    15 Aug '16 05:12
    *Zeus
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    15 Aug '16 13:01
    Originally posted by vivify
    *Zeus
    Yes, that is what I said, Zues. 😠
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    15 Aug '16 13:021 edit
    Exactly how widespread was human sacrifice in the ancient religious world?

    I think this key to better understanding why Abraham in the Bible was asked to sacrifice his own son and then stopped at the last minute. It sent a message that this God was not like the other Gods, human sacrifice would never be permitted.
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    15 Aug '16 14:581 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    Exactly how widespread was human sacrifice in the ancient religious world?

    I think this key to better understanding why Abraham in the Bible was asked to sacrifice his own son and then stopped at the last minute. It sent a message that this God was not like the other Gods, human sacrifice would never be permitted.
    Wasn't Jesus sacrificed to pay for sins?
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    15 Aug '16 15:27
    Originally posted by whodey
    Yes, that is what I said, Zues. 😠
    Why would anyone worship parks you go to to see animals?
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    15 Aug '16 15:42
    Originally posted by vivify
    Wasn't Jesus sacrificed to pay for sins?
    Yes, but he was God in the flesh.

    The message of the Bible is, DON"T SACRICIE PEOPLE TO GOD.

    What God wishes to do with himself is his business.
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    15 Aug '16 20:15
    Originally posted by whodey
    Exactly how widespread was human sacrifice in the ancient religious world?

    I think this key to better understanding why Abraham in the Bible was asked to sacrifice his own son and then stopped at the last minute. It sent a message that this God was not like the other Gods, human sacrifice would never be permitted.
    What makes you think this was 'human sacrifice'? Was the site isolated for a thousand years, or did someone just dump a dead body there just last month?
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    15 Aug '16 20:20
    Originally posted by whodey
    Yes, but he was God in the flesh.

    The message of the Bible is, DON"T SACRICIE PEOPLE TO GOD.

    What God wishes to do with himself is his business.
    More like, "Kids, don't try this at home. Leave it to an actual Deity."
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    16 Aug '16 23:32
    Originally posted by vivify
    Wasn't Jesus sacrificed to pay for sins?
    In Abrahamic religions, self-sacrifice (martyrdom) replaces sacrifice of other humans.
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