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  • Ben Carson Calls Abortion 'Human Sacrifice,' Says America No Better Than Ancient Heathens

    07/02/2014 8:22:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Conservative star and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson says America had no right criticizing ancient "heathen" civilizations for practicing human sacrifice because it is doing the same thing through legal abortion. Carson made the comments in a recent interview on DoveTV in response to host Perry Atkinson who speculated that if America could just end abortion then "all of the other things that God would be interested in helping us with would fall into alignment." "It's interesting," Carson replied, "that we sit around and call other ancient civilizations 'heathen' because of human sacrifice, but aren't we actually guilty of the same...
  • Satanists seek religious exemption to pro-life laws, call gay unions their ‘sacrament’

    06/10/2014 4:59:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-10-14 | Ben Johnson
    Whenever the American people try to curtail abortion or maintain marriage laws, the followers of Satan will be there to fight back, promises the national spokesman for the Satanic Temple. “Lucien Greaves” told Detroit's Metro Times that he would like to help women avoid complying with pro-life laws by saying abortion restrictions violate their Satanic religious beliefs. He added that gay “marriage” is a Satanic “sacrament.” He said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican from the party's moderate business wing, “has been trying to make it untenable for women to terminate a pregnancy.” A bill that Snyder signed – which...
  • Quebec Approves Bill Legalizing Euthanasia

    06/08/2014 9:57:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 June 2014 | John Semmens
    The Québec National Assembly voted 94-22 to approve the so-called “dying with dignity” act. Under the provisions of this legislation any patient may request and will be granted euthanasia regardless of medical condition. Véronique Hivon, Minister for Social Services and Youth Protection, enthusiastically boasted that “we have done away with the notion that a person must be terminally ill before a merciful death can be prescribed. Now anyone who wants to end his life can simply order up the procedure.” Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition characterized the legislation as “a dangerous step down the path to...
  • Woman who murdered her former lesbian lover's daughter,..........

    05/31/2014 4:51:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    mail online ^ | Ryan Gorman and Michael Zennie
    FULL TITLE: Woman who murdered her former lesbian lover's daughter, 2, and attempted to kill her son, 10, left a note explaining she was inspired to do it by a sermon on a Bible story about sacrifice The Florida mental health counselor accused of murdering her lesbian lover's two-year-old daughter earlier this week wrote a note claiming a sermon inspired the killing, it has been revealed. Kimberly Lucas, 40, is accused of drowning her former girlfriend Jacquelyn Jamason's two-year-old daughter Elliana and attempting to kill her 10-year-old son Ethan. Lucas wrote in the note that a sermon by Metropolitan Community...
  • ‘I’m Not Ready to Have Children’: Activist Films Her Own Abortion

    05/06/2014 2:26:35 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/5/14 | Jason Howerton
    A 25-year-old abortion counselor from New Jersey recently revealed she got pregnant, but she just wasn’t ready to have children. She saw a “positive” solution in abortion. Not only did Emily Letts go through with the abortion, she also filmed the procedure to ”show women that there is such thing as a positive abortion story.” “I found out I am pregnant,” Letts says in the video uploaded on YouTube. “I’m not ready to have children.”
  • Inca Children Were Stoned and Drunk Prior to Their Sacrifice

    08/07/2013 1:02:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    http://firsttoknow.com ^ | 8/1/13 | Elysia McMahan
    Tests performed on three mummies found in the Argentinian mountains have shed new light on the Inca practice of child sacrifice. An analysis of the mummies, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that alcohol and drugs played a large role in the weeks and months leading up to the sacrifice of these children. Before Incan high priests embarked on the pilgrimage to take the victims to the top of mountains, the children were given diets high in animal protein and maize–a diet made for the elite. Along the demanding journey, coca leaves, the plant from...
  • Pro-abortion activists in Texas State Capitol chant "Hail Satan" during rally. (Video)

    07/03/2013 12:19:53 PM PDT · by TMA62 · 14 replies
    Joe Miller ^ | 7/3/13 | TMA
    WHY would they chant this unless there is truth to it?? This gives a glimpse on why abortionists are so fanatical and shrill. They are the following their god.
  • 800 Years Of Human Sacrifice In Kent

    06/11/2013 7:40:09 PM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies
    Aardvarchaeology ^ | 6-10-2013 | Martin R
    British Archaeology #131 (July/August) has a feature by Pippa Bradley that caught my interest. It’s about a Wessex Archaeology dig in 2004-05 at Cliffs End farm in Thanet, a piece of north-east Kent that was an island up until the 16th century when silting finished connecting it to mainland England. What we’re dealing with here is ritual murder, some pretty strange disposal of the dead and ancient Scandinavian migrants. Use of the site begins in earnest with six ring-ditch barrows during the Early Bronze Age (2200-1500 cal BC). These were poorly preserved and yielded few interesting finds. People then leave...
  • Obama to Largest Abortion Provider: 'God Bless You'

    04/26/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4-25-2013 | Daniel Harper
    April 26, 2013 Obama to Largest Abortion Provider: 'God Bless You' BY DANIEL HALPER President Obama ended his address to the largest abortion provider in the U.S., Planned Parenthood, by saying, "God bless you." VIDEO "As long as we've got to fight to make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care, and as long as we've got to fight to protect a woman's right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you've also got a president who's going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way,"...
  • The Promotion of Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism in Egypt

    03/09/2013 12:04:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    RSN ^ | Friday, 08 March 2013 06:23 | Walid and Theodore Shoebat
    The promotion of ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism has been a topic of discussion on two Egyptian TV programs recently. On Al-Tahrir Egyptian TV, advisor Ahmad Abdo Maher discuses the high-school curriculum issued by the highest religious authority in Egypt, Al-Azhar University, which encouraged students to cannibalize apostates and Muslims who abandon praying. The schoolbook stipulated that the act can be carried out so long the human flesh is eaten uncooked in respect to the dead body and that the act “does not necessitate a governor’s consent or is it punishable by law.” … While cannibalism is prohibited in Islam,...
  • Pictures: Mass Sacrifice Found Near Aztec Temple

    08/31/2012 6:18:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    National Geographic ^ | August 2012 | A.R. Williams
    Sixteen feet (five meters) below street level in Mexico City, archaeologists have found a jumble of 1,789 bones from children, teenagers, and adults along with the complete skeleton of a young woman. The burial, dating to the 1480s, lies at the foot of the main temple in the sacred ceremonial precinct of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, founded by the Aztecs in 1325. The Aztecs dominated central Mexico until falling to Spanish conquistadores in 1521. Although several burials with multiple remains have been uncovered previously in this precinct, this is the first that includes human bones from such a wide span...
  • Surviving Satan Worship: Author Helps Victims Heal

    07/31/2012 6:58:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) ^ | 7/28/12 | Cathy Allred
    SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Judy Byington lives in a pleasant, respectable neighborhood and by all appearances could be in your LDS Church ward Relief Society presidency. Maybe she is, but the well-groomed, quiet, retired therapist also is an authority on a topic most in Happy Valley would rather not discuss -- evil. She specializes in helping others win an eternal battle against covens of the devil. Byington is an authority on Satanists, and as a clinical social worker she spent years helping others heal from wounds so deep most would shrink from the task. With the permission of her clients, she...
  • Right-to-die movement sees gains as world ages

    06/12/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:32pm EDT | Emma Thomasson
    Right-to-die activists hope more countries will allow assisted suicide or euthanasia in coming years as the world population ages, but opponents are determined to stop them, a dispute that flared ahead of competing conferences in Switzerland. "We have seen over the last 20 years a general migration of positivity towards this being a just cause," Ted Goodwin, the American president of the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies, told a news conference in Zürich on Tuesday. … Assisted suicide has been legal in Switzerland since 1942, if performed by a non-physician who has no direct interest in the death. Euthanasia, or...
  • Ancient mass grave of children found in Peru

    11/21/2011 8:53:04 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, November 21, 2011 | unattributed
    A Peruvian archaeologist has discovered the remains of 44 infants and young children sacrificed to appease ancient deities in the 14th century at a site in the Andes near the Bolivian border. The remains were found near a stone funeral tower -- known locally as chullpas -- in the Sillustani archaeological site, located some 1300 kilometres south-east of the capital Lima, near Lake Titicaca, which Peru shares with Bolivia... The infants were buried in pairs inside funeral baskets or in ceramic urns near a 10-metre-tall circular stone brick tower known as Chullpa Lagarto (Lizard Chullpa). The children were buried with...
  • Nigerian 'baby factory' raided, 32 teenage girls freed

    06/01/2011 2:14:56 PM PDT · by posterchild · 31 replies
    AFP via yahoo.com ^ | Wed June 1, 2011
    LAGOS (AFP) – Nigerian police have raided a home allegedly being used to force teenage girls to have babies that were then offered for sale for trafficking or other purposes, authorities said on Wednesday. "We stormed the premises of the Cross Foundation in Aba three days ago following a report that pregnant girls aged between 15 and 17 are being made to make babies for the proprietor," said Bala Hassan, police commissioner for Abia state in the country's southeast. "We rescued 32 pregnant girls and arrested the proprietor who is undergoing interrogation over allegations that he normally sells the babies...
  • Pictures: Human-Sacrifice Chamber Discovered in Peru

    08/06/2010 5:06:16 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 17 replies
    John Roach ^ | July 30, 2010 | John Roach
    A Site to Die For Photograph courtesy National Archaeological Museum of Brüning, Peru. Found in Peru within a chamber used for an ancient human-sacrifice rite called the presentation, this woman was likely an offering to the site, archaelogists say. Announced last week, the 197-foot-long (60-meter-long) sacrificial chamber or passageway at the Huaca Bandera archaeological site belonged to the Moche culture, a pre-Columbian agricultural civilization that flourished on the north coast of Peru from about 100 B.C. to AD 800.
  • Peru archaeologists find hall for human sacrifice (carried out by the Moche people)

    07/22/2010 8:53:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/10 | Emily Schmall
    LIMA (Reuters) – An ancient ceremonial ground used by a Pre-Columbian civilization for human sacrifices has been uncovered on Peru's northern coast, archaeologists said on Thursday. The discovery appears to reinforce prevailing theories about a ceremony known as "the presentation" that was carried out by the Moche people, an agricultural civilization that flourished between 100 B.C. and 800 A.D. Carlos Wester La Torre, director of the Bruning Museum in Peru and a leader of the dig, said the ceremonial site likely hosted ritual killings of prisoners of war. Photographs taken at the site show more than half a dozen skeletons...
  • Mother kills son, sells ear (for $20)

    07/02/2010 12:34:30 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 31 replies · 3+ views
    straitstimes.com ^ | 7/2/2010 | straitstimes.com
    HARARE - A ZIMBEBWEAN woman killed her infant son and sold one of his ears for US$20 (S$27.95) to a traditional healer wanted for ritual murders in neighbouring Mozambique, police said on Thursday. 'We can confirm that the woman Christine Hofisi from Chipinge (near the Mozambican border) strangled her 18-month-old son to death and cut off his left ear,' deputy national police spokesman Oliver Mandipaka told AFP. 'Hofisi sold the ear to a traditional healer notorious for ritual murders in Mozambique. She sold the ear for US$20 but was given US$10 with the balance to be paid later. 'She is...
  • Abortion: Back To The Future in America

    05/24/2010 2:08:36 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 5 replies · 296+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | May 24, 2010 | Daniel Zanoza
    It is the year 22006 A.D. and through the wonders of literary license, we are able to look down on a group of scientists who have made a stunning and grisly discovery. An archaeological expedition is being led by Professor Ralph Jameson from Belize University. Jameson is one of the foremost authorities in pre-Ice Age antiquity. Jameson's discoveries have changed the way the world views North America's ancient past. During a trip to the North American continent--which for the past 18,000 plus years has been buried under more than a mile of glacial ice--Jameson is accompanied by a team of...
  • Man's iPad and... Finger... Stolen

    04/20/2010 11:18:14 AM PDT · by TigerBait · 35 replies · 987+ views
    DENVER -- Police are searching for a robber who nabbed a man's brand new iPad and part of his pinky finger along with it. The theft occurred last Thursday, outside the Apple store at the Cherry Creek Mall. William R. Jordan, 59, told police he had just purchased the iPad at the mall's Apple Store about 4:20 p.m. Thursday, a police report said.
  • Children in Uganda killed as ritual offering to gods

    JINJA, Uganda - Caroline Aya was playing in front of her house in January when a neighbor put a cloth over her mouth and fled with her. A couple of days later, the 8-year-old's body was found a short walk away — with her tongue cut out. Police believe she was offered up as a human sacrifice in a ritual killing, thought to bring wealth or health. "If it is a sickness you try to treat it, and if they die that is one thing," said Caroline's father, Balluonzima Christ. "But when you slaughter a person like a goat, that...
  • Africa: Witch doctors and politicians intertwined

    01/13/2010 6:15:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies · 278+ views
    Spero News ^ | 1/13/2010 | Martyn Drakard
    Are witch-doctors still part of the anecdotal, primitive folk-lore of Africa? Yes, they are. The witch-doctor, however, does not feature in the safari package; he is still a nasty reality, who holds many people helpless in his “supernatural” grip. His “shrine” isn’t to be seen in the picture post-cards; it is hidden in the forest. His rags, shaggy hair and paraphernalia have not started a fashion craze; they are dirty and ugly. Yet, he is feared. The Ugandan government, according to a recent BBC report, is worried about the increase of witch-craft, witch-doctors, and, consequently, the human sacrifices, especially children....
  • Christians defeating child sacrifice in Uganda

    01/09/2010 7:57:15 AM PST · by Teófilo · 6 replies · 550+ views
    Not what the BBC titled this piece, though.Folks, this according to the BBC: Uganda has developed in leaps and bounds in recent years, but with modernisation has come a disturbing increase in human sacrifice.The authorities set up an anti-human sacrifice task force in 2009, to try to combat the rise in the number of ritual child killings being performed by witch doctors.Newsnight's Tim Whewell travelled to Uganda, where he met a former witch doctor now working to convert other witch doctors from their practices.His report contains accounts that viewers may find disturbing. Commentary. This is a very impressive video and...
  • Human sacrifices 'on the rise in Uganda' as witch doctors admit to rituals

    01/08/2010 4:04:17 PM PST · by kauai · 20 replies · 713+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Published: 6:00AM GMT 07 Jan 2010 | Telegraph.co.uk
    One man said he had clients who had captured children and taken their blood and body parts to his shrine, while another confessed to killing at least 70 people including his own son.
  • Human sacrifices 'on the rise in Uganda' as witch doctors admit to rituals

    01/08/2010 2:36:32 PM PST · by Scythian · 24 replies · 887+ views
    One man said he had clients who had captured children and taken their blood and body parts to his shrine, while another confessed to killing at least 70 people including his own son. "They go and capture other people's children. They bring the heart and the blood directly here to take to the spirits," he said. "They bring them in small tins and they place these objects under the tree from which the voices of the spirits are coming."
  • Human sacrifice! Archaeologist creates stir with new book on Cahokia Mounds

    08/10/2009 2:41:39 PM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 2,532+ views
    BND ^ | 9 Aug 2009 | GEORGE PAWLACZYK
    COLLINSVILLE -- Human sacrifice! Victims buried alive! Read all about it in "Cahokia -- Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi." According to this new book by University of Illinois archaeologist and professor of anthropology Tim Pauketat, the mound builders were not always the idyllic, corn-growing, pottery-making, fishing-hunting gentle villagers depicted in various dioramas at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville. Pauketat said these long-vanished people practiced human sacrifice of women and men on a mass scale and weren't always careful to bury only the dead. Based on years of study of artifacts including many from the extensive...
  • Dozens of Girls Found Sacrificed

    07/17/2009 9:17:53 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1,498+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | July 14, 2009
    Many of the 33 mummies uncovered near Chiclayo, Peru, were those of girls—a rarity, experts say. Their throats slit, the girls were probably killed in a bid for agricultural fertility. Research into 33 mummies discovered in Peru has revealed most of the bodies were girls, most likely sacrificed in the belief their deaths would bring fertility to the peoples farmlands. Utah Valley University professor Haagen Klaus is an expert in bio-archaeology and has been examining the human remains found in 2007 at the Chotuna Huaca, a site located north east of Chiclayo, Peru.
  • Incan sacrifices found

    06/07/2009 4:10:50 AM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies · 665+ views
    Straits Times ^ | June 7, 2009 | Unknown
    LIMA - RESEARCHERS at an archeological site in northern Peru have made an unusually large discovery of nearly three dozen people sacrificed some 600 years ago by the Incan civilisation. The bodies, some of which show signs of having been cut along their necks and collarbones, were otherwise found in good condition, said Mr Carlos Webster, who is leading excavations at the Chotuna-Chornancap camp.
  • Peru finds human sacrifices from Inca civilization-

    06/08/2009 6:06:17 PM PDT · by Flavius · 32 replies · 1,029+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 6/8/09 | Reuters
    Researchers at an archeological site in northern Peru have made an unusually large discovery of nearly three dozen people sacrificed some 600 years ago by the Incan civilization.
  • Druids Committed Human Sacrifice, Cannibalism?

    03/20/2009 4:10:41 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies · 1,711+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | March 20, 2009 | James Owen
    Recent evidence that Druids possibly committed cannibalism and ritual human sacrifice—perhaps on a massive scale—add weight to ancient Roman accounts of Druidic savagery, archaeologists say.After a first century B.C. visit to Britain, the Romans came back with horrific stories about these high-ranking priests of the Celts, who had spread throughout much of Europe over a roughly 2,000-year period.
  • Abortion in America: A Cold, Dark Saga Of The Future

    10/27/2008 1:58:46 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 422+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | October 25, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    It is the year 22006 A.D. and through the wonders of literary license, we are able to look down on a group of scientists who have made a stunning and grisly discovery. An archaeological expedition is being led by Professor Ralph Jameson from Belize University. Jameson is one of the foremost authorities in pre-Ice Age antiquity. Jameson's discoveries have changed the way the world views North America's ancient history. During a trip to the North American continent, which for the past 18,000 plus years has been buried under more than a mile of glacial ice, Jameson is accompanied by a...
  • Grisly Human Sacrifice Revealed at Syria Dig

    07/02/2008 5:59:58 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 29 replies · 94+ views
    Discovery News ^ | July 2, 2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Around 2300 B.C., an acrobat was killed during a bizarre sacrificial ceremony in what is now northeastern Syria, according to a new study published in the current issue of the journal Antiquity. Gory evidence of the entertainer's death -- along with the remains of several rare horse-like animals which appear to have been sacrificed as well -- was found in the remains of a building at a site called Tell Brak, which was once the ancient city of Nagar. The findings suggest some ancient cultures may have sacrificed well-known public figures, as well as animals of great personal and monetary...
  • Ancient Maya sacrificed boys not virgin girls: study

    01/23/2008 11:00:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 74 replies · 6,955+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2008 | edited by Todd Eastham
    The victims of human sacrifice by Mexico's ancient Mayans, who threw children into water-filled caverns, were likely boys and young men not virgin girls as previously believed, archeologists said on Tuesday... Maya priests in the city of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan peninsula sacrificed children to petition the gods for rain and fertile fields by throwing them into sacred sinkhole caves, known as "cenotes." The caves served as a source of water for the Mayans and were also thought to be an entrance to the underworld. Archeologist Guillermo de Anda from the University of Yucatan pieced together the bones of...
  • Pastor: We ate children's hearts

    01/16/2008 11:08:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 69 replies · 711+ views
    News24 | AFP ^ | 1/16/08
    Monrovia - An evangelical pastor described the atrocities he and his men committed during the Liberian civil war, including magical rituals that involved slaughtering children and eating their hearts. Joshua Milton Blahyi spared no details on Tuesday as he told Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of his years with one of the most feared militias of the war. Dressed in an immaculate suit, Blahyi, 37, said it was for the TRC to decide whether he should be given an amnesty or prosecuted. "I am willing to go to court if necessary," he said. "And I will repeat just what...
  • Nigerian ritualist given life in boy kidnap case

    01/10/2008 9:02:32 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9 Jan 2008 | Tume Ahemba
    LAGOS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A Nigerian man was sentenced to life in prison for trying to kidnap a boy with the intention of killing him and using his body parts in rituals to get rich. Prosecutors told an Islamic court that Abdullahi Mohammed hit the boy with a chicken on Dec. 22 and believed the bird had special powers. "The accused alleged that the mysterious chicken was given to him by a friend, one Ibrahim, to kidnap children for money making rituals," the News Agency of Nigeria reported. The judge said the punishment for ritualists was death by hanging,...
  • Gunfight in Sialum (New Guinea)

    05/09/2007 4:00:36 PM PDT · by Shermy · 5 replies · 291+ views
    New Guinea National ^ | May 9, 2007 | Peter Korugl
    RIOT police have been flown into an area in Finschhafen, where a gun battle between villagers, who are believed to be a part of a cult movement, and police left several people dead and many more injured. Police yesterday could not confirm the exact number of people killed on injured in the armed confrontation between Sialum villagers and police at a remote mountainous area in Morobe province. Police believe they were dealing with a cult movement involved in willful murders and human sacrifices as offerings to their gods. A full mobile squad and the police “Eye in the Sky” helicopter...
  • Mexican Archeologists Discover Evidence of Child Sacrifice

    04/18/2007 6:52:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 72 replies · 1,272+ views
    Cnews ^ | 4/18/2007 | Cnews
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Archeologists have discovered the remains of two dozen children in Mexico apparently sacrificed by priests who slashed their throats and offered their blood to the rain god Tlaloc, researchers said Tuesday. The discovery at a former Toltec settlement indicates child sacrifice predated the Aztecs, an advanced civilization conquered by the Spain in the 16th century and was fairly commonplace. Dating to about AD 950 to 1150, the bones of the children were found on the outskirts of the Toltec archeological zone Tula, said Luis Gamboa, an archeologist for the National Institute of Anthropology and History. The...
  • Abortion as Pagan Sacrifice

    11/06/2006 4:18:44 PM PST · by stfassisi · 16 replies · 550+ views
    Abortion as Pagan Sacrifice by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. We know what the word “sacrifice” means. It means the surrender of something precious to the god in whom a person believes. Sacrifices have been part of world religions since the dawn of recorded history. Without exception, the deities of all the religions of the ancient world demanded sacrifices in their honor. The Egyptians and Babylonians, the Greeks and Romans, the deities of pre-Christian India and of the continent of Africa required that their adherents offer what we call sacrifices in their name. What is less well known, however, is...
  • City where sacrificial slaughter was way of life

    09/02/2006 1:28:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 97 replies · 2,646+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/2/06 | Aidan Laverty and Roger Highfield
    As they waited to be sacrificed outside a temple, the victims made no attempt to escape their fate: their throats were cut, they were decapitated and their hearts ripped out. Their hands were not tied and they offered no resistance to the sacrificial knife. A seed containing a potent drug was used to paralyse their bodies, leaving the victims aware of a terrifying ritual that has been revealed for the first time by a dig in the vast pre-Colombian city of Túcume in northern Peru. Archaeologists working in the ruined city of giant pyramids have discovered one of the largest...
  • Wad of Cells Does Not Equate to Human Life; Abortion Isn't Murder [sophomoric barf alert]

    07/26/2006 5:33:50 AM PDT · by Numbers Guy · 69 replies · 3,488+ views
    The State News ^ | 7/26/2006 | Shane Krouse
    Conception — the point at which life begins. At least it is according to the fundamentalist community, anyway. The stance of Right to Life supporters is that abortion is outright murder and deprivation of life. I disagree. How can you kill something that is not yet living? Besides, banning abortion deprives the mother of her rights to property and to the pursuit of happiness. A fetus is not a living human, and the mother has the right to decide to abort it. During the first trimester of the pregnancy, the fetus is merely a wad of cells. A mere wad...
  • Lacking basis, Christians fight abortion

    03/20/2006 2:23:32 PM PST · by madprof98 · 130 replies · 2,739+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/20/06 | C. Joshua Villines
    Those who seek to outlaw abortion often use the rhetoric of "protecting the most vulnerable and helpless" in our communities. Many of them are Christians who see their opposition to abortion rights as inextricably linked with their faith and their understanding of Christian ethics. After all, wouldn't a God of love and life want us to protect life wherever we found it? If only it were that simple. In practice, there are other questions we must ask. Does a God of love and life ever support war? Does such a God understand that some innocent civilians will die when we...
  • Indian cult kills children for goddess

    03/05/2006 10:56:35 AM PST · by dblack · 26 replies · 705+ views
    The Observer ^ | March 5th 2006 | Dan McDougall
    A painted image of the Hindu goddess Kali is propped up against a stone in the dirt, her long red tongue goading terrified worshippers into submission. From one of her eight flailing arms a severed head dangles, her neck is adorned by a necklace of bleached human skulls. There are bloodstains on the cracked wall behind the terrible postcard-size image and, around the dark room, splattered gore on the heavy wooden furniture. These dark marks bear witness to a child sacrificed in the name of the abominable goddess.
  • Eight-year-old sacrificed in UP village (Where is Indiana Jones when you need him?)

    02/27/2006 6:33:36 PM PST · by cmdjing · 30 replies · 885+ views
    CNN-IBN ^ | 2/26/06 | CNN-IBN
    Khurja (Uttar Pradesh): It's a gory tale of child sacrifice being practiced as a ritual in the dark alleys of rural India. A woman and her two sons sacrificed their eight-year-old neighbour in Khurja disrict of Uttar Pradesh on a local tantrik's advice. The sacrifice, prescribed by a local tantrik, was meant get Sumitra and her two sons - Sanju and Satbir - rid of the nightmares they had been getting. "It's because of blind superstitions and rampant illiteracy in the area, that this woman sacrificed an eight-year-old boy," Additional Superintendent of Police, Khurja, A K Singh, said. The modus...
  • The Abortion Debate No One Wants to Have

    10/18/2005 3:12:23 AM PDT · by Quaker · 154 replies · 2,696+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/18/2005 | Patricia E. Bauer
    ... Whenever I am out with Margaret, I'm conscious that she represents a group whose ranks are shrinking because of the wide availability of prenatal testing and abortion. I don't know how many pregnancies are terminated because of prenatal diagnoses of Down syndrome, but some studies estimate 80 to 90 percent. Imagine. As Margaret bounces through life, especially out here in the land of the perfect body, I see the way people look at her: curious, surprised, sometimes wary, occasionally disapproving or alarmed. I know that most women of childbearing age that we may encounter have judged her and her...
  • Methodist Pastor is Chaplain/PR Flack for Planned Parenthood

    10/16/2005 12:52:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 561+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 10/14/05 | Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse
    According to the Wesley Blog, Planned Parenthood has hired a chaplain, Dr. Ignacio Castuera. This chaplain, though, doesn’t serve the spiritual needs of people. Instead, he serves the public relations needs of Planned Parenthood (PP). Here’s the description of his responsibilities, from a PP press release: As chaplain, Dr. Castuera will act as a public spokesperson to promote Planned Parenthood's mission and vision. He will play a pivotal role in communicating the theological justification for choice, sexuality, and contraception to the Planned Parenthood community and the general public. He will also be available to provide advice to volunteer and staff...
  • Statues of Ancient Goddesses Found.

    09/30/2005 2:03:49 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 57 replies · 2,218+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/30/2005 | A Greek Fellow, Nickolas whom AP will not let me C&P
    Statues of Ancient Goddesses Discovered By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 42 minutes ago ATHENS, Greece - The life-sized marble statues of two ancient Greek goddesses have emerged during excavations of a 5,000-year-old town on the island of Crete, archaeologists said Friday. The works, representing the goddesses Athena and Hera, date to between the second and fourth centuries — during the period of Roman rule in Greece — and originally decorated the Roman theater in the town of Gortyn, archaeologist Anna Micheli from the Italian School of Archaeology told The Associated Press. "They are in very good condition,"...
  • Reports: Unborn babies found 'for satanic rituals' (Bodies found inside of statues of saints)

    09/29/2005 6:19:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 2,072+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/29/05 | WorldNetDaily
    The bodies of three unborn children concealed in statues of Christian saints reportedly were found yesterday, with authorities believing they were intended for use in satanic rituals in the U.S. The BBC and other wire services say the gruesome discovery was made at the international airport in Bogota, Colombia, as police were conducting routine searches for contraband. The country's anti-narcotics police chief, Gen. Jord Alirio Varon, said the 4- to 5-month-old fetuses were discovered wrapped in plastic alongside crucifixes inside a cardboard box, all hidden inside porcelain statues of Christian icons, which were smashed open. He did not provide details...
  • Protopalatial Sanctuary at Anemospilia (Archanes), More on the Peaceful Minoans

    07/30/2005 7:03:20 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 23 replies · 1,084+ views
    Web Site ^ | Temple of the Sacred Sprial
    Excavated in the summer of 1979, this four-room building set within a low enclosure (temenos) wall serves as a reminder that our views about a past culture may be subject to sudden and drastic change as the result of a single new discovery. The building, oriented roughly to the cardinal points and entered from the north, lies on the northern slopes of Mt. Iuktas some seven kilometers south of Knossos . In plan, it consists of an east-west corridor at the front off of which open three non-connecting rectangular rooms oriented north-south. In the east room were found large numbers...
  • WORLD RELIGIONS ON ABORTION (useful resource)

    07/13/2005 5:41:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies · 3,686+ views
    WORLD RELIGIONS ON ABORTION HINDUISM Vasu Murti and Mary Krane Derr write in the Fall 1998 issue of the Journal of Feminism and Non-Violence Studies that "Hinduism teaches that abortion, like any other act of violence, thwarts a soul in its progress toward God. Hindu scriptures and tradition have from the earliest of times condemned the practice of abortion, except when the life of the mother is in danger. Hinduism teaches that the fetus is a living, conscious person needing and deserving protection. Hindu scriptures refer to abortion as garha-batta (womb killing) and bhroona hathya (killing the undeveloped soul)." ISLAM...
  • Boys 'used for human sacrifice' [Africans in the UK]

    06/16/2005 5:32:45 AM PDT · by aculeus · 13 replies · 644+ views
    BBC News on line ^ | June 16, 2005 | Unsigned
    Children are being trafficked into the UK from Africa and used for human sacrifices, a confidential report for the Metropolitan Police suggests. Children are being beaten and even murdered after being labelled as witches by pastors, the report leaked to BBC Radio 4's Today programme said. Police face a "wall of silence" in investigations because of fear and mistrust among the groups involved. It follows the case of a girl tortured by her guardians for being a witch. Three people, including the girl's aunt, were convicted of trying to "beat the devil out of" the un-named 10-year-old - originally from...