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The Blood article.
The Original "First Blood": "And then God said, 'What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying out to Me from the ground. Now you are cursed from the ground which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.' ..." Genesis 4 : 10 + 11 (Modern English Version)
The Original Blood Prohibition and Penalty:
"...Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. I give you everything, just as I gave you the green plant. Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. But for your own lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning; from every animal will I require it; of man, too, will I require a reckoning for human life, of every man for that of his fellow man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man, in His own image."
Genesis 9 : 3 - 6
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The Blood article.
- Chinese, Taoist blood ritual
Armenian Apostolic Church in America "The Eucharist—the Mystical Supper and accounts of the 'breaking of the bread' in Acts, etc" http://oca.org/
Acts 15 : 22 and following. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+15
Also see 1 peter 3 : 21 available above.
Fourth Lateran Council http://www.newadvent.org
Gadhi Mai festival, Bara, Nepal
As compared to Buddhism:"The Buddha criticized these bloody rituals as being cruel wasteful and ineffective. He maintained that those who conduct sacrifices make negative kamma for themselves even before they have set up the sacrificial post, ignited the sacred fire and given instructions for the animals to be slaughtered. He repudiated the killing of the animals, the felling of trees to make the sacrificial posts and the threatening and beating of the slaves as they were driven to do the preparations 'with tear-stained faces'. He also made a plea for such sacrifices to be replaced by charity towards virtuous ascetics and monks."http://www.buddhisma2z.com/content.php?id=470
"That they may witness benefits for themselves and mention the name of Allah on known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. So eat of them and feed the miserable and poor."
"And for all religion We have appointed a rite [of sacrifice] that they may mention the name of Allah over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. For your god is one God, so to Him submit. And, [O Muhammad], give good tidings to the humble [before their Lord]"
Quran 22:28 + 34
"He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced by necessity, neither desiring it nor transgressing its limit, there is no sin upon him. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful."Quran, Surah 2, Verse 173
"Aqeeqah refers to the animal slaughtered as a sacrifice for a newborn child. It is so named because the animal’s throat is cut during the sacrifice.For Comparisson:
According to the majority of the scholars, offering the aqeeqah is obligatory upon those who can afford it. There are numerous hadith instructing believers to offer the aqeeqah, he (SAW) performed it himself for his grandsons al-Hasan and al-Husayn."
"Salman bin Amir ad-Dabbi (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said,
'The aqeeqah is prescribed for every child. Thus shed blood on its behalf, and remove the harm off it.'"
http://islamiclessons.com"The Official Website of the Office of His Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-Sistani, (Ayatollah Sistani) senior-most cleric in Shia Islam."
"This is the fifth obligation in Hajj-ut-Tamatu'. It is necessary to set one's mind on performing this act of worship in the hope of attaining closeness to Allah (Niyyah of alqurbah). The sacrifice must be offered during the day, unless one is afraid of doing so for a valid reason, in which case it may be made at night."
Another view of the sacrifices of the Pilgrimage:
Gifts & Talents Are Treasures
Eclipses, the Blood Moon
- Jewish Law "Only ye shall not eat the dahm; ye shall pour it upon ha’aretz as mayim." (OJB)
Devarim 12 : 16
Orthodox Jewish Bible biblegateway.com
"But you must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water." (NIV) Deuteronomy 12 : 16
Leviticus 17 : 11
Available at link above in the OJB.
"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come."
Joel 2: 31 (KJV) http://www.biblegateway.com
A guide to Kosher slaughtering of animals and the removal of all the blood:
- Wicca and related"As a rule, the Wiccans, and modern Druids do not practice such blood sacrifice on a regular basis. However, that being said, there are those who observe some ancient pagan rituals, including those that come down from the Greeks, that do, as part of a larger observance, do so." http://wildhunt.org/2014/11/animal-sacrifice-in-modern-paganism.html"If blood is seen as a valid spiritual catalyst for the communion between mankind and the gods, then it is every bit as real as the most pacifist traditions."
"Head my words. Blood sacrifice is very dangerous, especially for the inexperienced Sorcerer!!! You will probably end up the victim yourself by the hands of the Entity that you conjured up!" http://www.spellsandmagic.com/BloodSacrifice.html
Coronzon / Choronzon and Aleister Crowley (1875 – 1947) http://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley
- THE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS OF THE ABORIGINAL NATIVES OF NORTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA http://www.sacred-texts.com/aus/cat/cat.htm
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