an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure: they offer sacrifices to the spirits | the ancient laws of animal sacrifice.
• an animal, person, or object offered in a sacrifice.
• an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy: we must all be prepared to make sacrifices.
Whether it’s a noun or a verb it’s all about killing animals and people for god…so many definitions about SACRIFICING for god. Gag.
I don’t believe in sacrifice. Here’s why. If I do something for someone/some thing, I’m glad to do it, or I wouldn’t be doing it.
Killing animals as a sacrifice, instead of caring for animals and loving them, is what religions do and teach. Same with killing people. How’s that FOR TWISTED LOGIC. Religion is a hateful and deadly thing. Everything about it is concerned with death, murder, sacrifice and blood. The death, murder, sacrifice and blood of OTHERS, not the people in charge, of course. Never them.
This is why the world is so SCREWED UP. Everything is BACKWARD. Egomaniacs run the government and the church. Both are willing to kill for themselves. Neither sacrifices anything for anyone else but they constantly calls on OTHERS to do the SACRIFICING.
KILLING FOR SACRIFICE IS ALWAYS WRONG! Sacrificial lambs…WRONG. Sacrificing life for unfair and unjust wars…WRONG. Sacrificing others for greed…WRONG.
They never teach the LOVING AND CARING FOR ANYTHING, which is never sacrificial. SACRIFICE is all about killing, death, greed and ego. How can you sacrifice anything for those you care about or things you care about? Anything done with good intention is never a sacrifice.
Even the god people believe in, “SACRIFICED” his only son. Why didn’t he die in his place? Why did he send his kid there instead of going himself? Always good questions. I would die to save my kids…always. When my son was dying I would have done ANYTHING to change places with him, so would my husband. But not god. Nope, he sends his kid to die and stays nice and safe on his cloud somewhere. Even religious stories are twisted. Dead kids, torture, dead lambs and rapist priests. See, they try and tell you the love is IN the dying/death…it’s not. That’s just another lie. To the church and government sacrifice means to SACRIFICE everyone but themselves.
When I was in Rome, and the pope was waving from his tiny window, telling EVERYONE ELSE TO GIVE MORE TO OTHERS, they were having gazillion dollar show of precious gems and gold in one of the churches. Just a few of the articles the catholic church owns but doesn’t melt down TO GIVE MORE TO OTHERS, but instead hoards for themselves. There was a fee to get into the rooms to SEE THE MONEY THEY KEPT FROM FOR THEMSELVES. What a joke that was. Bulletproof car? I bet that cost a lot of money, money that could have fed the poor, but wait, the pope was in his window, telling the poor to sacrifice so they could give more money to the poor and to the church, so that HE could have more, without giving anything.
Some parents use the word sacrifice to guilt their kids into doing things. That’s blackmail. If people are worried about what they’re giving up, or about outcomes, then it’s better not to give, or do anything at all. It’s too expensive for the person who is on the receiving end. Guilt is an ugly and disgusting thing. Sacrifice is too.
Sacrifices always have an undertone of selfishness and power over others. It’s a really a bad thing. The church and government try to turn sacrifice into something people get points for but that’s not true. That’s manipulation and brainwashing. People often feel self-righteous because of what they believe they have given up, or sacrificed, for others. That’s a joke, you know that don’t you? Ego and power, that’s what it’s really about.
If people feel as if they are sacrificing anything for someone, or some thing, they need to think about what they’re doing and who they’re doing it to and for. Giving something freely is never a sacrifice.
Hey, I’m just sayin’.