Animal sacrifice is not only outdated, it is barbaric and alarmingly absurd. This is 21st century and we’re still killing animals in the name of religion! It takes no particular brains to understand this practice should stop. The sooner the better.
We list some of the reasons why we thing animal sacrifice is plain stupid:
There is no real logic behind the benefits of sacrificing animals. Most practices are carried out as part of customs dating back to the early centuries. With science and the age of reason having reached its zenith (well, almost) these customs need to be questioned for their validity.
Gone are the days when you would blindly follow anything, let alone approve of the acts of mass manslaughter of innocent animals. You wouldn’t invest money blindly, right? So why kill blindly too?
If natural disasters that kill even a handful of people are considered as tragedies, what would the orchestrated manslaughter of millions of animals be considered? All religions teach us, that life is sacred.
If all life and all living beings are sacred and man has evolved from the lowly primate nature, how is it possible that these select lives are not sacred!And if they are considered to be sacred, why murder them at all?
There are many living things that can be sacrificed. Human sacrifice became extinct hundreds of years ago, perhaps leveraging the fact that humans ruled the planet and were the superior species.
Why not sacrifice trees, plants, crops- because the future of the humans depends on agriculture? The human race may not entirely depend on animals for feeding – although the non-vegetarians would agree – it does beg the question of sacrificing only what you do not need, right?
While some religions claim some animals to be sacred, and some even worship them as deities – there lies this global Bermuda triangle of confusion as to which one is actually true. We would like to believe all of them are as sacred as the life of men who, first suggested their slaughter would appease the gods.
How would they like their neck to be under the guillotine for a change? If man’s life is more sacred, won’t sacrificing them make grander contributions towards the please-your-deity foundation? Just saying.
Well there is clearly some confusion in what people do believe, and choose to believe. There is the growing concern every day, that our ecosystem shall soon become lopsided with millions of species of animals which have already been extinct, and many expected to be follow suite.
In the age of growing worries about, global warming and survival, where does one draw the line between some mythical customs that have been blindly followed for thousands of years, or clinically, scientifically proven reasoning that requires you to think for yourself and the repercussions of what you do?
Good common sense prevailing, people should be able to make wiser choices. You do not want your children to grow up, and question your very ethical standing on the issue, do you?
To enable good education for your little ones, means they will grow to question mythical beliefs and eventually the sour judgment of your own personal pathology. There are plenty of ways one can celebrate or offer his prayers – festivals are one of them. The dour and dark practice of sacrifice is not only a blot on your practices, but also on the white paper of belief which states that humans are wiser animals than , animals.
It can be inferred, from repeated studies of the history of sacrifice itself, that it is a device of the corrupt. If a generation that considers bribery as a criminal act, but offering animals as appeasements to deities as a sacred practice, it surely lost its sense of perspective.
If you believe your faith and your gods to be just and kind, there is no need for sacrificing millions of lives. Prayers can be offered without the additional baggage of sentimental bribes. In fact, for a change, try saving a life and see what happens.