David Norris, Pottsville.
Many ancient religions believed that the ritual of human sacrifice was needed to gain favour and appease god’s wrath.
Every Easter I am reminded that Christian belief is founded on the sacrificial slaughter of a human male virgin.
The bible says sin must be punished. Anyone who bares unforgiven sin faces a horrifying eternal prospect.
Under Moses animal blood had to be continually shed because it was believed animal sacrifice only delayed god’s wrath and that only human blood could cleanse human sin forever.
Christians believe the Easter Jesus sacrifice washes away our sins and saves all Christians from judgement so they don’t have to fear eternal hell.
Locally, regionally and globally the news is becoming more and more confronting. I think relying on human sacrifice to solve our problems has failed and we should all look to find a different way to peace of mind.