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11,889. Why would God prefer one sacrifice to another? One brother to another? (Cain & Able & Sacrifice) Riddles of the Bible s1e15: Cain & Able
11,903. If I was told to sacrifice them to prove my devotion to God, if I was told to do what all monotheists are told to do and admire the man who said, Yes I’ll gun my kid to show my love of God, I’d say, No – fuck you. (Abraham & Bible & Old Testament & Sacrifice) Christopher Hitchens
12,734. I’m told I have to have a share in this human sacrifice even though it took place long before I was born. I had no say in it happening. I wasn’t consulted about it. Had I been present I would have been bound to do my best to stop the public torture and execution of the eccentric teacher. (Christianity & Jesus & Sacrifice) Christopher Hitchens v Alister McGrath, Georgetown University Washington, 2007
58,503. Is it moral for example to tell children – to tell anybody – that their sins can be forgiven them because of a human sacrifice in which they had no say; in which if they had had any children say, they would want it stopped? (Sin & Sacrifice) Christopher Hitchens, Freedom from Religion Foundation 2007
12,737. I would submit that the doctrine of vicarious redemption by human sacrifice is utterly immoral ... Compulsory love is another sickly element of Christianity ... I’m told that I have to have a share in this human sacrifice. (Christianity & Jesus & Sacrifice) Christopher Hitchens
11,909. Abraham was perhaps the first human being to believe in the concept of one God. Yet how could Abraham consent to sacrifice his own son? (Abraham & Bible & Old Testament & Sacrifice) Mysteries of the Bible: Abraham: One Man, One God s2e2
12,391. Why didn’t he just forgive them [sins]? Why was it necessary to have a human sacrifice? To have His son tortured and executed in order that the sins of mankind should be absolved? Is that not the most disgusting idea you ever heard? (Jesus & Sins & Sacrifice) Professor Richard Dawkins, interview Nicky Campbell, Big Questions: Is the Bible Still Relevant Today?
12,476. There are some people in the early movement saying, Wait a minute – if you say Jesus died for your sins and God wouldn’t forgive you without that, is God demanding human sacrifice? What kind of God is this? (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Sins & Sacrifice) Professor Elaine Pagels, Princeton University
12,752. Christians are not obsessed with blood sacrifice any more. Except they are. (Christianity & Sacrifice) The God Who Wasn’t There 2005, director & producer Brian Flemming
21,066. Too long a sacrifice maketh a storm of the heart. (GBH Films & Sacrifice) Safe House 2012 starring Denzel Washington & Ryan Reynolds & Brendan Gleeson & Vera Farmiga & Sam Shephard & Ruben Blades & Nora Arnezeder & Robert Patrick & Liam Cunningham et al, director Daniel Espinosa, Tobin
26,386. We are lost! They have thrown us into the furnace, without rations, almost without ammunition. We were the last resources; they have sacrificed us ... Our sacrifice will be in vain. (World War I & Sacrifice) Sergeant Paul Dubrulle, Verdun 1916
58,089. The Temple became the scene for a much darker series of offerings. (Pyramid & Peru & Sacrifice) Lost Cities of the Ancients: The Cursed Valley of the Pyramids
58,090. The killing was soon to begin. The one hundred and nineteen skeletons themselves give us a detailed description of what it would have been like to be ritually executed outside the temple ... Finally the victim’s heart was cut out. But the sacrifice didn’t stop the Spanish advance. (Pyramid & Peru & Sacrifice) ibid.
64,392. Historical records show that human sacrifice played a central role in Aztec culture. It is thought that they practised it on an unprecedented scale. Could the bodies at Zultepec have met the same fate? Or is there something even darker behind their demise? (Aztecs & South America & Sacrifice & Central America & Mexico) The Aztec Massacre
64,396. The Aztecs practised human sacrifice on an almost industrial scale. Spanish Conquistadors reported that they could smell the abattoir stench of the temples long before they could see them. The Aztec’s insatiable thirst for human blood is both unique and terrifying. (Aztec s& Central America & Sacrifice & Mexico) Professor Robert Winston, The Story of God
64,411. No-one knows exactly how many human sacrifices in any given year. (Aztecs & Central America & Sacrifice) Dan Snow, Montezuma, BBC 2009
81,679. Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation. (Motor Racing & Sacrifice) Enzo Ferrari
27,556. Let us be sacrificers, but not butchers, Caius,
We all stand up against the spirit of Caesar,
And in the spirit of men there is no blood ...
Let’s carve him as a dish fit for the gods,
Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds. (Assassinations: Caesar & Rome & Sacrifice) William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar II i 166-168 & 173-174
87,427. Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia,
The gods themselves throw incense. William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear V iii 20-21, Lear
87,428. A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her, but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account. W Somerset Maugham
87,429. A sacrifice is pure when it is an offering of adoration in harmony with the holy law, with no expectation of a reward, and with the heart saying ‘it is my duty’. Bhagavad Gita: Krishna's Dialogue on the Soul 17:11
54,147. He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed. (Sacrifice & Gods) Exodus 22:20
54,149. Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me. Exodus 22:29
54,827. And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. Ezekiel 38:17&18
57,242. Truly I say to you, Judas, you will exceed all of them. For you will sacrifice the man that clothes me. (Jesus & Apocrypha & Judas & Sacrifice) Gospel of Judas 56
87,430. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God. Romans 12:1
87,431. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. I Corinthians 5:7
87,432. Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
O when may it suffice? William Butler Yeats, Easter 1916
87,433. Sacrifice to the Graces. Diogenes Laertius
87,434. The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil. Voltaire, Of Milton's Genius
87,974. Selfish – a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their own power of sacrifice. (Selfish & Sacrifice) George Eliot
49,319. We have come too far – struggled too long – sacrificed too much and have too much left to do to allow that which we have achieved for the good of all to be swept away without a fight. And we have not forgotten how to fight. (Strike & Industrial Action & Trade Unions & Solidarity & Fight & Labour & Struggle & Sacrifice) Lane Kirkland
99,280. ‘They sacrificed something to an owl-god … I think they’re sacrificing in the real world too.’ (Bohemian Grove & Sacrifice) Secret Rulers of the World: Bohemian Grove, Alex Jones and Mike Hanson
114,352. January 11th 1988: Just outside of Atlanta Georgia two teenagers are on the run: 17 year old Malisa Earnest and 15 year old Theresa Simmons. (Murder & Sacrifice) Killer Kids s3e13: Satan’s Disciples
114,353. Terry Belcher launches into a monologue about the power of Satan … They were recruiting them into the Satanic group. (Murder & Sacrifice) ibid.
114,354. A satanic plan taken to a startling extreme: a human sacrifice to the devil … Terry assisted in helping her strangle Theresa Simmons until she died. (Murder & Sacrifice) ibid.
116,472. Travel from Denmark to Mexico and discover evidence of brutal ritual murder … The cult of human sacrifice … Often the victims went knowingly to their deaths. In Search of History: The Bloody History of Human Sacrifice
116,473. ‘The whole idea of sacrifice is to give to the divine world a free and clear gift that cannot be retrieved. So sacrifice is a form of human inducement.’ ibid. Professor Carole Fontaine
116,474. A constant presence throughout human history. ibid.