Did the Jesus of history believe in animal sacrifice
"Why did God demand animal sacrifice?" is one of the most common search strings on Google. Unfortunately, the answers given by religious experts leave a lot to be desired!
1. Dead animals are like mobile phones to God.
2. We are actually doing animals a favour!
3. Animal sacrifice was a warm up for the main event: sacrificing Jesus.
4. Blood washes away sin.
5. Killing animals is like paying taxes to God.
Author of 'The True Sayings of Jesus: the Nazarene Paradigm', Antonio Sebastian, takes a common sense approach and asks 'Did the Jesus of history believe in animal sacrifice'. From the Spanish mountains, he discusses the historical context and the possible effects of this ancient and still controversial practice.
His answer may surprise you!
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Illustration of ritualised human sacrifice in traditional Hawaiian culture, as documented by the French explorer and artists Jaques Arago in 1819. Arago, Jacques. (1822). Promenade autour du monde: pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820, sur les corvettes du roi l’Uranie et la Physicienne, commandées par M. Freycinet
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The Scapegoat by William Hollman Hunt 1854