human sacrifice (allusion to Abraham)

Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at ONLINE.NO
Wed Apr 22 20:19:41 UTC 1998

>One does well to recall these facts of the Western tradition:  1) it was never
>God's intent that Isaac actually be sacrificed; 2) there are no texts in
>Christianity, or Islam which specify the conditions and methods of human
>sacrifice.  It is indeed proscribed rather than prescribed.

Hm... Would it be tactless to remind the readers of the fact that the
Christian religion is based on one case of human sacrifice, that is, the
sacrifice of the son of God by God? Although the sacrifice of human beings
is strictly forbidden by Christianity, it still got started (theologically
at least) with something that can only be described as a human sacrifice.

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