The pagans usually burned the babies.
posted on 05/30/2003 11:03:44 PM PDT
(Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
posted on 05/30/2003 11:14:57 PM PDT
(Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
Actually, they usually stuck them out on the hillside/local trashheap to die or passed them on to another family (adoption was far, far more prevalent in ancient Rome than today).
That hillside was where the poor went to pick up new slaves.
Actual death of children wasn't as common in ancient pagan Europe as you make it out.
posted on 05/30/2003 11:45:12 PM PDT
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True. We've certainly come a long way. Now, we abort them. I suppose it is progress -- it beats the post-partum abortions in Northern Ireland, India, China, the Middle East and Africa all to hell. To those who choose that route, I say, "Go for it! Kill them before you can hear the screams. Noise pollution is probably a great concern to those who choose that route." We'll let God sort it out later, and I can assure you He's heard each and every scream.
Not true. Perhaps some human sacrificing cults/religions did, but one of the things that made Rome absolutely detest Carthage was its religious practice of sacrificing many young people(ie. children) every year to its god, Baal.
Sure, the Romans were proficient killers but even they had limits.
posted on 05/31/2003 9:50:50 AM PDT
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