Christianity and Human Sacrifice—The Religion Built in Blood

Christianity—the real pagan blood cult

“Human sacrifice, if you haven’t noticed, is right out in the open all over the Old Testament. It is commanded and approved. Many today will falsely tell you that it bans human sacrifice, but that is not in the text”—K

This is however, a satanic style blood cult who sacrificed human beings with the approval of their most heralded prophet, Moses.

Save the right shoulder of your peace offering for a heave offering. This is performed by holding the right shoulder above your head while moving it rapidly up and down. When you’re finished with that, the priest will burn the fat and eat the rest”

This was done to dismembered human women virgins that had not yet known a man.

And levy a tribute unto the Lord … one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep: Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the Lord. … And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord commanded Moses. And the booty … was … thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him … of which the LORD’s tribute was thirty and two persons”—Numbers: 31

Christians have been deceived into believing they were ever the good guys. Its roots are purely sinister.

But wait, there’s more! Much more…

Author: jim-

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62 thoughts on “Christianity and Human Sacrifice—The Religion Built in Blood”

  1. https://www.livius.org/sources/content/anet/320-the-stela-of-mesha/
    A page with more details about the stele, including a transcription.
    http://mnamon.sns.it/index.php?page=Esempi&id=44&lang=en#159

    This shows how similar the Israelite/Jewish way of thinking was to other related West Semitic peoples like the Moabites. 𐤄𐤕𐤌𐤓𐤇𐤄 is rendered as HḤRMTH in line 17. You can see the Phoenician letters on the picture of the stele for confirmation. 𐤄𐤕𐤌𐤓𐤇𐤄 is 17 down and toward the center-left, make sure to read right to left. הַחֲרֵם֙ (ha-herem) is the equivalent in Hebrew. It is the exact same word for the same concept. Keep in mind that Hebrew and Moabite in that time were basically dialects within the same basic language, and written in the same Phoenician alphabet. The alphabet used for Hebrew now(and for a long time) was originally made for Aramaic and promoted by the Persian Empire(Aramaic was a major government language). The Samaritans kept on using the older alphabet. Also note the artifact with the Moabite name on it, Kemoš-nathan(Kemoš.has given). Natan/Nathan is also a Hebrew name, and used in compound names as well, like Yaho-nathan(Jonathan, Yahweh has given).

    Kemoš was worshiped as Moab’s patron god at that time. Note how the story is very similar to Old Testament stories. Kemoš is angry with his people, so he lets them get conquered by foreigners, until he raises up a leader that throws out the invaders(Israelites in this case). My main point here is that the behavior of the Moabites toward the Israelite towns is shown as no different than the Israelites in the Old Testament. The town of Nebo had its entire population slaughtered when Mesha took it, because he “devoted them to Kemoš”. The word there is variously translated as “put to the ban of Kemoš” or “devoted” or “sacrificed”, as “cherem” is often translated in the Old Testament. What this shows is that the concept was not unique.

    Maybe the Moabites had similar directives revealed to them by Kemoš. Unfortunately they did not write a book, or if they did have some holy book, it is not extant. I have often thought that if things went a bit differently in the past, some religion today might be writing apologetics and books about Kemoš rather than Yahweh. Kemoš knew that the people of those towns were all wicked and sinful Israelites, so he was perfectly just to have them all slaughtered. He had to protect his chosen people. Things like that.

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    1. Excellent comment – great research. Now what we should by looking into; what must be looked into, is “who” are these “gods” and how did they get to wield such positions of authority and power over tribal humanity, for the same stories are known throughout the earth.

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  2. If Numbers 31 is not a clear enough example, the numerous examples of “cherem” are not ambiguous. Most of the mass killings in the Old Testament were mass sacrifices, as stated in the text. Translations obscure this. Leviticus 27 gives an explanation of what “cherem” is. It means anything devoted to Yahweh as an offering. When the Israelite mass killings are described, what it usually says they were commanded to do was “cherem” the other group, meaning to offer them all as sacrifices. That is why you see commands like all the animals must also be killed, and valuables gathered up. And cherem means that no one can be spared and that all must be killed, even infants and animals. Letting someone that was supposed to be sacrificed go was what got Saul in trouble, and later on Ahab as well. Jephthah sacrificing his daughter to Yahweh(with no censure or comment) does not look unusual in light of this.

    Joshua 6-7 shows the cherem type sacrifices in different ways. One is the sacrifice of a non-Israelite population with all its animals and goods, and the other is the sacrifice of an Israelite with his family and possessions for taking objects that were “cherem” to Yahweh. Taking anything meant to offered to Yahweh could only be recompensed by the sacrifice of the one who took the items and his children.

    2 Samuel 21
    6 let seven of his sons be handed over to us, and we will impale them before the Lord at Gibeon on the mountain of the Lord.”

    8 The king took the two sons of Rizpah daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Merab daughter of Saul, whom she bore to Adriel son of Barzillai the Meholathite; 9 he gave them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they impaled them on the mountain before the Lord. The seven of them perished together. They were put to death in the first days of harvest, at the beginning of barley harvest.

    This was in response to a famine that started because Yahweh was angry at the former Israelite king Saul. This was David and the Gibeonites’ solution to appease Yahweh. Sacrifice Saul’s remaining sons and grandsons(except the crippled son of Jonathan). No usage of cherem here, this is a different sort of sacrifice. Look at the specific site and time of the act as well.

    It puts Numbers 31 in context when you know what “cherem” is. It would not have been beyond the pale at all for the 32 virgins to be devoted as offerings and killed, though I doubt any cannibalism would have occurred. That is not in evidence as a Hebrew custom. I can say that the portion belonging to Yahweh need not be considered priestly property, the priests got a separate portion in Numbers 31. Yahweh got a portion of everything they took, including the Midianite virgins. We know the animals were to be sacrificed, and the Midianite virgins were included with them.

    Leviticus 27
    28 Nothing that a person owns that has been devoted to destruction for the Lord, be it human or animal, or inherited landholding, may be sold or redeemed; every devoted thing is most holy to the Lord. 29 No human beings who have been devoted to destruction can be ransomed; they shall be put to death.

    The basic definition of cherem, translated as “devoted” or “devoted to destruction” depending on what is being offered.

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    1. Not really. Thousands (some stats put it at over a million throughout Catholic Europe) of women (and some men, not many) were publicly burned alive at the stake, condemned as witches and it was considered a grand spectacle by the Christian muggles. All institutional religions require human sacrifices in some way or other. Even Buddhism has its pogroms and genocides.

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    2. Like burning witches in the public square? Stocks, anyone? In Latin America they would secure 13 natives to a gibbet and burn them alive in honor of the lord and the 12 apostles. That kind of is what Voltaire said, “getting people to believe absurdity can get them to commit atrocity”

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      1. You see, burning someone alive. It’s appalling. People don’t just die when being burned. They burn for ages before the vital organs can even be reached. There’s a horrendous video of three “witches” being burnt alive in Nigeria. They’re just tossed on a fire, crawl out, tossed back in, crawl out, tossed back in. How in the hell can anyone be so cruel??

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        1. Welcome to Earth and its ruling Earthian “intelligent, sentient, self-aware species, John. You probably don’t believe in past lives (assumption here) but I was a victim of a witch trial in 15th C England. Not a pleasant memory.

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  3. we have a lot of humans dying for this god. We have Cain killing Abel, because this god just “forgot” to tell anyone that it preferred meat. Then we end up with Jesus Christ, another human sacrifice that this god needed to torture to death so it would be happy and forgive humans for something it did.

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  4. Not sure I agree with this interpretation given that Numbers 31:17-18 specifically says:

    Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

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    1. 35. And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.

      36 And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep:

      37 And the Lord’S tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.

      38 And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which the Lord’S tribute was threescore and twelve.

      39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which the Lord’S tribute was threescore and one.

      40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the Lord’S tribute was thirty and two persons.

      40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the Lord’S tribute was thirty and two persons.

      41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the Lord’S heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as the Lord commanded Moses.

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      1. “And Moses gave the tribute, which was the Lord’S heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as the Lord commanded Moses.”

        A “heave offering” is a tribute (aka tax) paid to the high priest.

        http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/7439-heave-offering

        While it’s certainly possible that unsavoury priests (pun intended) might have ate the young virgins in a cannibalistic ritual, there is no indication that the text actually prescribed such a ritual vis-à-vis human offerings — so I would be very cautious in promulgating this as a fact.

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        1. If this was an isolated instance of condoned human sacrifice in the Bible I would lean more to what you’re saying. But, I’ve been wrong before. I’m sure there are some hairsplitting apologetics that could enlighten me.

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          1. But that’s kind of the point: the passage cited in Numbers 31 prescribes how to divide the spoils of battle, not how to perform human sacrifice. Again, I caution against reading things into the text that aren’t there, lest you risk becoming an atheist fundamentalist. 🙂

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            1. If Numbers 31 is not a clear enough example, the numerous examples of “cherem” are not ambiguous. Most of the mass killings in the Old Testament were mass sacrifices, as stated in the text. Translations obscure this. Leviticus 27 gives an explanation of what “cherem” is. It means anything devoted to Yahweh as an offering. When the Israelite mass killings are described, what it usually says they were commanded to do was “cherem” the other group, meaning to offer them all as sacrifices. That is why you see commands like all the animals must also be killed, and valuables gathered up. And cherem means that no one can be spared and that all must be killed, even infants and animals. Letting someone that was supposed to be sacrificed go was what got Saul in trouble, and later on Ahab as well. Jephthah sacrificing his daughter to Yahweh(with no censure or comment) does not look unusual in light of this.

              Joshua 6-7 shows the cherem type sacrifices in different ways. One is the sacrifice of a non-Israelite population with all its animals and goods, and the other is the sacrifice of an Israelite with his family and possessions for taking objects that were “cherem” to Yahweh. Taking anything meant to offered to Yahweh could only be recompensed by the sacrifice of the one who took the items and his children.

              2 Samuel 21
              6 let seven of his sons be handed over to us, and we will impale them before the Lord at Gibeon on the mountain of the Lord.”

              8 The king took the two sons of Rizpah daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Merab daughter of Saul, whom she bore to Adriel son of Barzillai the Meholathite; 9 he gave them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they impaled them on the mountain before the Lord. The seven of them perished together. They were put to death in the first days of harvest, at the beginning of barley harvest.

              This was in response to a famine that started because Yahweh was angry at the former Israelite king Saul. This was David and the Gibeonites’ solution to appease Yahweh. Sacrifice Saul’s remaining sons and grandsons(except the crippled son of Jonathan). No usage of cherem here, this is a different sort of sacrifice. Look at the specific site and time of the act as well.

              It puts Numbers 31 in context when you know what “cherem” is. It would not have been beyond the pale at all for the 32 virgins to be devoted as offerings and killed, though I doubt any cannibalism would have occurred. That is not in evidence as a Hebrew custom. I can say that the portion belonging to Yahweh need not be considered priestly property, the priests got a separate portion in Numbers 31. Yahweh got a portion of everything they took, including the Midianite virgins. We know the animals were to be sacrificed, and the Midianite virgins were included with them.

              Leviticus 27
              28 Nothing that a person owns that has been devoted to destruction for the Lord, be it human or animal, or inherited landholding, may be sold or redeemed; every devoted thing is most holy to the Lord. 29 No human beings who have been devoted to destruction can be ransomed; they shall be put to death.

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            2. I agree that the passages in Joshua and Samuel could rightfully be deemed acts of propitiation because the accounts state it outright. But the word “cherem” has multiple meanings — cursed thing, devoted thing, devoted to destruction, dedicated thing, set apart, banned — so context is important. Plus it doesn’t appear in Numbers 31.

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        2. my question is: what would the temple priests do with girls as “tribute”? Can you imagine these vicious people actually wanting to be humane to these girls? I could see a human sacrifice easier than I could see them feed and clothe these girls.

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          1. What would they do with such girls? Well, according to Deuteronomy 21:11-14, they could become unwilling brides. Or barring that, they would become unwilling servants. And according to Numbers 31, Eleazar’s share of the booty was: 675 sheep, 72 head of cattle, 61 donkeys and 16,750 shekels of gold; which is more than enough to cover the upkeep of 32 former virgins.

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            1. And 16 reserved for the Levite sacrifice? Read it carefully. Even the Bible commentaries are divided on this. It’s hard to imagine such brutality and our first instinct is to benefit the doubt. It’s unimaginable

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            2. “But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.” Numbers 18:24

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            3. I do understand I could be wrong, but looking through the history of monotheism, it really isn’t hard to see the results of unfettered Abrahamic faith, even historically documented atrocity and forced conversions for over a thousand years. Every where they have planted their flag it has been torture and bloodshed. Am I to assume it was better back then, when they were so incredibly brutal that they document it like a passing cloud, not even a thought of incriminating themselves because they were so right, and the world so wrong? But they themselves have been the offenders for a word.

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            4. I don’t necessarily disagree. But in fairness, every generation erroneously assumes it’s reached a higher moral plane than the previous one; so it’s very likely that the founders of the Abrahamic faiths regarded their moral codes as the epitome of civilization. And it’s also highly likely that future generations will judge us just as harshly for the things we now regard as morally acceptable — like our views on animal husbandry.

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            5. If that is really so, sort of negates the good ol’ days where we tend to think things were much better. I do think we feel superior in some ways and long for the past, which really wasn’t so great but love what we know. Simply a point of reference when it’s all you know.

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            6. That seems an assumption that this would be enough. We know that, if the bible claims are true (and the numbers seem to be ludicrous), these animals would be slaughtered for the temple.

              But you may be right.

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            1. Is this specifically what you are referring to, Jim?

              31:40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the LORD’s tribute was thirty and two persons.

              31:41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD’s heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses.

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            2. Save the right shoulder of your peace offering for a heave offering. This is performed by holding the right shoulder above your head while moving it rapidly up and down. When you’re finished with that, the priest will burn the fat and eat the rest.

              And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings. He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part. … The heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the children of Israel. This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto the LORD in the priest’s office. Leviticus 7:32-34

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            3. Not sure what to do, or if others can’t see it too. I refreshed (more deodorant?) the page. I see everything.

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  5. Hey God, ya know all those assholes you over-created? Well, we’re sending some back for a full refund of our misery and pain. If you have any other planets available for new occupants, I’m sure they will be more welcome there. Sorry, we have decided to end the sacrifice of virgins, mostly cuz they’ve become so damn hard to find. Have a nice day (or whatever you have).

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    1. It was a way of life the religion likes to deny. You should see the story of Jephthah where he sacrificed his daughter to the LORD for a burnt offering. That in itself should have started another abrahamic sect.

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  6. The Christian-Greek Old Testament—granted not the perfect, flawless Hebrew Tanakh and several other sacred ancient Jewish manuscripts and rabbinical commentaries—are LOADED with violence, both toward humans and animals commissioned and embraced by Yahweh according to these Scriptures as you are correctly suggesting Jim, do NOT reflect a loving God characterized by Christian theology of omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence by an engaged, perfect Divine being. Yahweh of the Old Testament that modern Christians claim as their forefather to the Jew Yeshua bar Yosef is incredibly violent and jealous exactly like most men around the world in all major religions!

    And when Greek-based 3rd- and 4th-century “Christians” try to claim heritage to Second Temple Judaism/Messianism, they are HORRIBLE wrong because of their Greco-Roman (Hellenistic) traditions of Apotheosis they want to impart, popularize, and eventually make the official religion of the struggling collapsing Roman Empire—which become the Roman Catholic Church and then the Holy Roman Empire. It is an obvious historical and cultural pattern seen throughout the entire Mediterranean chronicles of history. 🙂

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