Friday, 6 May 2016
Levels Of Sacrifice
(ii) The Vedic horse sacrifice.
(iii) Animal sacrifice in the Jewish Temple.
(iv) Mithraic sacrifice of a dove and a white bull in Poul and Karen Anderson's The King Of Ys.
(v) Christian belief in the significance of the Crucifixion and its sacramentaliztion with bread and wine.
(vi) The Buddha says somewhere that the best sacrifice is an offering not of blood to the gods but of food to the poor.
(vii) Some of us think that technology can be used to produce abundant wealth and thus to abolish poverty. In such a society, astronauts will sacrifice their individual security and safety to explore the Solar System on behalf of humanity.