Why do virgins always get sacrificed?

@secretbear (19466)
Philippines
September 24, 2011 1:19am CST
I was watching Xena and there were followers of a dream god who needed a virgin as a sacrifice for their god. And there was an episode where the Titans needed a virgin to read a scroll to "wake up" another one of their comrades. And then it hit me. It's always the virgins who are in danger in these kinds of old-age rituals and ceremonies. In cult ceremonies, and all that mystic ceremonies. What's with virgins, anyway? Yeah, their pure and innocent and blah blah. But, they will all just be killed in the ceremony. What's being killed got to do with virginity?
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
24 Sep 11
LOL great question..I never thought of it...Why didn't the woman's movement protest this?? There aren't any virgin men sacrificed..it always some beautuful young woman.
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@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
maybe if a man not yet circumcised therefore he is still a v1rgin
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
Stary, maybe before in the ancient times, there weren't any women movements yet. But I bet the amazons sacrifice men instead of women to their gods. Mantis, even if a man is not circumcised yet, it doesn't mean he's still a virgin.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
then V1rginity is in the eye of the beholder.... hehehe
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
25 Sep 11
A virgin is considered to be pure and untouched. It would be seen that there was more power and reward to sacrifice a virgin in some rituals.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Sep 11
Good point...why couldn't they take a virgin man? I suppose that a virgin is supposed to be lily white...totally innocent and clean? But it did really not make sense to give them up to sacrifice!
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@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
if he's a mister universe and of course a v1rgin and all of the girls will truly cares.... but if he's not a v1rgin and married, girls nobody cares....
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
Because that's how society dictated it to be. That virginity in men does not matter while virginity in woman matters. Which I think is a little unfair and stupid. That's why since then, most people (and most of them are men) do not care if a man is virgin or not. But most people (and still most of them are men) care a lot if a woman is virgin or not.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
well, that is what we called "BASIC INSTINCT"
• United States
24 Sep 11
They consider it to be a sacrifice since the virgins are considered more valuable then non virgins. They see them as being pure since they think that a virgin that has no man touching them is worth more since they think they are cleaner. Just my opinion.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
Virgins are cleaner?
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
very true to say it CLEAN..... because even when you buy a product: 1. Don't accept when product when the seal is broken 2. But when you reach home and too late to notice that the product you buy - it's seal is already broken then "Consume that product before its expiration date" 3. And when you already consumed that product, "Refrigerate that product when partially consumed" Conclusion: before buying a product, see to it that the seal is not broken, so that you can purchase a sure cleaner product..... why? if you buy whatever kind of product, you didn't examine its expiration date and it's seal if its broken????
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
Oh, so a virgin woman is comparable with a thing that has never been used?
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
because a human being which is no longer a v1rgin if you make it sacrifice to something, then who cares??? but if that human being is still a v1rgin then plenty of opposite s3x who fall in line for applicant....
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
If a non-virgin human is sacrificed, he or she still has a life worthy for sacrifice, too, right? Not to mention, a soul.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
it is like buying your favorite and memorable and expensive things that you wish you buy for, for a 10 years of waiting, until you have the chance to buy it, and you have it.... but soon found out that the very important thing that you buy is already a SLIGHTLY USED - meaning, it is being used by someone else before you know it, and too late that what you already have, is already used by someone else, but those sales attendant forcing you to please that the thing that you buy is a V1RGIN..... spending big amount of money for a slightly used product.... for whatever the reaction, the same thing as the difference to sacrifice between a V1RGIN and NOT A V1RGIN not a v1rgin having no value at all.... but a v1rgin - even a thousands of ships will instantly sunk and drowned.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
That sure is a good analogy but I think a virgin girl should not be compared with a product that has not been used yet.
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
Virgins are sacrificed because they are pure. Remember, we ought to sacrifice God our best harvests, just like Abel. This is a way of pleasing God, and thanking Him of our blessings. Virgins are offered because they are best. You could not offer the least if you want to please somebody and ask for something important, like rain, to water droughted farms. That's my simple idea.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
24 Sep 11
I agree with this explanation.....purity and what they considered 'best' in an offering to God. Yet somehow I don't understand why they thought it would be pleasing to God to sacrifice a human...
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
I agree with lotterylover. God did not want a human sacrifice.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
2 Oct 11
Yes, God only tricked people into thinking they had to sacrifice their children. He was happy enough with small animal sacrifices like lambs. However, in the end, he sacrificed his own son.
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@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
24 Sep 11
i'm not sure weather in history the virgin sacrifice is a common thing or not but if it was in a movie it's probably just for a dramatic effect.
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@SydneyJ (903)
• United States
25 Sep 11
I agree with you. I think if random people where sacraficed in movies it wouldn't be as dramatic and attention catching.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
Wouldn't it be dramatic, too if the sacrifices were all virgin men?
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
1 Oct 11
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Sep 11
Makes for a good case to not be one. Ha, ha.
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@SydneyJ (903)
• United States
25 Sep 11
Lol very tru
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
I guess this is where I say "lucky you"!
@keihimekawa (2010)
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
Maybe seeing a virgin on screen being sacrificed is kinda exciting or adds spice into the story? Lol! I really don't know! Maybe they believed that devouring a virgin sacrifice makes them more powerful since they kinds "eat up their energy" or "keep their youth" or something? This discussion reminds me of 2 things: 1. From the Clash of the Titans (the 1984-did I get the right year) film not the latest remake one. I really am disappointed with the remake T_T The princess was offered as a sacrifice for the sea monster/creature, right? From what I know she's not virgin (at that time since she's already married to Persius). Maybe what gives off the virgin aura is her sexy/innocent feature? 2. The "Oracle" from the movie 300. The scene where Leonidas went to the "elders" or something for guidance and there's this scene where one of the elders licked the oracle's face. It freaked me out T_T
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
I can't remember exactly why the princess was the one offered to the kraken but I'm sure it wasn't because of her virginity. As you have said, she was already married to Persius then. I think there was another reason. I did not watch the original film but I guess the reason did not change in the remake. That licking scene disgusted me. Oh, reminds me. There'll be another epic myth-based movie entitled "Immortal". I saw the trailer and I just can't help but be excited.
• Malaysia
24 Sep 11
I think it's because virgins are thought to have a pure mind/heart and along with their "innocence", they're more likely to be accepted by whoever it is they're being sacrificed to. Not that I think all virgins are innocent or pure-minded xD
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
So true! Not all of them are innocent or pure-minded.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
24 Sep 11
I am convinced that men decided to us virgin women over men because they didn't want to die (most likely they were a bit cowardly).
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
That's probably one reason!