Excellent post by Anomalous Thracian that touches powerfully on the ethnocentrism and arrogance inherent in those who condemn sacrifice. Also, this is so so true: "Many Polytheists do have anger problems, but not because of mental illness. These problems are social in nature, and stem from being constantly baited with rhetoric, hate-speech, death-threats, and discourse as if we do not qualify as humans at all." yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Seriously, this is one of the best things i've read on sacrifice and the current debates in a long time. It's a brilliant sociological examination.
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The subject of sacrifice is always a heated one. When it comes up, it is natural and right to have emotions around it, whether you find yourself in favor of it, or against it. 3,687 more words