Q. What was the original rationale for human sacrifices?

Sacrificing living things to gods was common in ancient times. Christianity is a prime example of Human sacrifices were historically offered for forgiveness of sins. The Bible teaches that "without The Bible teaches that "Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission for sins." A secondary question is that in Xianity, for this sacrifice to apply, one has to believe it. Why? Xianity is not alone in requiring blood sacrifices.

Answer

You may want to consult the following books:

Human Sacrifice: a shocking expose' of ritual killing worldwide, by Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Ritual Sacrifice: blood and redemption, by Brenda Ralph Lewis

Human Sacrifice: in history and today, by Nigel Davies

The Highest Altar: the story of human sacrifice, by Patrick Tierney

or visit the followin websites:

www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/british_prehistory/human_sacrifice_01.shtml

www.bible-history.com/backd2/human_sacrifice.html

 

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