Sacrifice for Religious purposes?
February 28, 2007 6:41pm CST
Here's an interesting conversation! I'm taking a Grade 11 university Law Course at my highschool, and we got in to a bit of a debate this morning that started over two native men in our province who were fined and had all of their gear taken away for hunting out of season. Well, after appeals and whatnot, theytook it to the supreme court of canada where they were found innocent and had all their gear and money returned to them. They were hunting for religious purposes. (they sacrifice a moose or someething) So, eventually this stuck up a debate about, if a religion that did this was created, whether or not, killing and sacrificing a HUMAN was reasonable if it were for the sake of religion and if/provided the human sacrifice had given a written document to state they were allowing this. I don't want to write out my whole argument, but I don't think that's right at all, because you're violating a human's right to live. I just wondered what MyLotian's intake on this was.
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1 Mar 07
I agree we have moved beyond that point in our evolution. Whether you are sacrficing it as some religous ceramoney like was discribed then it is still wrong becasue most tribes have stopped practicing it. Most of the ones i read about the scarfice was made when the animal was killed and was not part of the cereomony the hunt was the cereomony and there were only certian times of the year in which you were to hunt. Sounds to me like these two guys got caught red handed and used religion to hide behind.