Propitiation is as old as crop failure
Seek a god to placate-offer tithes or child sacrifice
For wars(Mars),sacrifice your first born.For Mammon,sacrifice your income
Andes altars find corn and children dressed to offer up
to Ceres,Demeter or local harvest gods.Sacrifice is Old Dispensation.
Armies of Children in the Congo.Child soldiers /suicide bombers.
Paradise deferred till death.Lalita Tati was 7 when her liver was sliced open
in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.Appeasing gods
by spilling blood is ancient.New gods of science and crop management
still do not work against drought-and death visits non-discriminatorily.(North Korea)
All we petition is to save the children.Elders can offer themselves
Human sacrifice worse than blood of ritual chicken or pig
What we do not understand is this primal blood need
For Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac-for god to send his only son
to die /why? to propitiate our needs-to be redeemed?