Ritual Slaughter and Sacrifices – Constitutional and Legislative Amendment Needed.


(Disturbing images are included.)

In April and May each year, now, there comes a sudden upsurge of interest in these posts:

Slaughter in the Suburbs

and

Ritual Slaughter as a Spectacle

These slate the malpractices of ritual killing and sacrifice, and of all blood sports, and although the first one, for example, has been viewed sometimes hundreds of times a day, with a peak of 2 826 times last May, it has attracted hardly any comments to date. This indicates that the viewers were looking for support for these customs rather than to denigrate them.

I was under the misconception that Africa was providing the bulk of the interest – speculating that perhaps it was due to pending legislation or for a regularly-set subject in tertiary education. This does not appear to be the case. While South Africa does feature, a significant number of other clicks come from places like the European Union and even France and the UK.  I would love to have the explanation as to why interest peaks at this time of the year. Any good guesses?

Those who contemplate inhumane practices connected with pleasing or placating spirits or barbaric ancestors, or raising some mystical energy, or in commemoration of some (undoubtedly spurious) scriptural event, or in response to a supposed commandment by some deity or prophet, are under a severe misconception. Any god or whatever who requires such practices would be unworthy of veneration and should only attract loathing and contempt. Having created something, a god requires that a part of that something be destroyed simply in order to demonstrate how much you worship him/her/it? Despicable.

Sacrifice 2Sacrifice 1

Unfortunately, human nature is such that inflicting harm, or watching it inflicted, is something that is enjoyed.  Having a religious or tradition-driven pretext for that harm is therefore valued by people who are prepared to submerge their intellects in order that their base instincts can climb on top of the intellects and drown them.

sacrifice 3

It is astonishing that in this modern age there has yet to be a widespread overturning of the exemptions given in national constitutions regarding archaic rights of religions or cultures.  Legislation should take precedence over ‘custom’ in all matters where the ‘cultural’ or religious practices conflict with humane, health, hygienic, or safety standards, or provide undue inconvenience to non-adherents.  Rights to rites should be limited.

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15 Responses to Ritual Slaughter and Sacrifices – Constitutional and Legislative Amendment Needed.

  1. The Asian says:

    There must be some sort of “ritual” that happens time of the year and people are doing their “research” for it. It’s despicable what the human race is capable of

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  2. Colline says:

    Do you think it has anything to do with the Passover or Easter rituals from the past?

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  3. Oh hell. Well said, Les. I haven’t seen the original posts, and don’t want to. It is impossible to guess the motivation of people who regularly click on the strangest posts – I have one or two like that.

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  4. Arkenaten says:

    Excellent, Col.
    Maybe in the not too distant future circumcision ( other than for medical reasons) will also be criminalized.

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  5. newsferret says:

    They ware Breitling watches, the ware Piere Cardin and Nina Rich cloths, they drive in Mercedes, BMW et al, they are civilised but deep inside the mind barbarity lives well and happy as the avatar of the primitive.

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  6. bulldog says:

    This is so good Col… I do agree that legislation should precede religious rites… like the photo of the slaughtered sheep… this is barbaric and maybe tantamount to others thinking that cruelty to other specie is acceptable. .. yet we seem surrounded by barbaric happenings at the moment. … little or no rite to live seems the order of the day, so what weight does the certain manner of slaughtering of animals have?

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