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To: ffusco
The pagans usually burned the babies.
14 posted on 05/30/2003 11:03:44 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: philetus
Riiight.
17 posted on 05/30/2003 11:14:57 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: philetus
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.
20 posted on 05/30/2003 11:45:12 PM PDT by TheAngryClam (This space for rent.)
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To: philetus
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.
144 posted on 05/31/2003 8:56:21 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: philetus
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.
166 posted on 05/31/2003 9:50:50 AM PDT by Skywalk
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