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Hundreds of thousands of animals set to be slaughtered during two-day religious festival in Nepal
The Hindu festival is held every five years in honour of Gadhimai, the goddess of power
Festivities kicked off on Friday morning with the mass-slaughter of 5,000-6,000 buffalo in a field
The last time the festival was held, in 2009, more than 250,000 animals were killed, according to PETA
More than 250,000 animals are being lined up for slaughter as Nepal embarks on a two-day religious festival where buffalo, birds and goats are sacrificed to appease a Hindu goddess. Millions of Hindus flock to the ceremony, which is held every five years at the temple of Gadhimai, the goddess of power, in Bariyarpur, Nepal, near the Indian border. The last time the festival was held, in 2009, more than 250,000 animals were killed, according to animal rights organisation PETA, who is campaigning to put a stop to the practice.
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Oh thank you all for your kind words. I cannot understand Nietzsche! I've tried! Hard! Often!.
But if I wrote what he said in this little piece, I am proud.
Thank you Bertold for staying with me on this one.
Gosh, it has been a long long time since I thought about this. I was teaching a class of high school students and the topic Cain, 1st born was a crop farmer; Abel, 1st to die was a shepherd.
Cain slew Able because their god liked Abel 's gift best and Cain was jealous.
Why would god like a blood sacrifice more than a crop sacrifice? Why should a sheep have to die? Grain provided nourishment as did meat. One was carbohydrate and the other was protein. Both are needed in a well-balanced diet. All they lack is a nice green salad!
The teachers manual stated that the sheep sacrifice was a foretelling of the sacrificial son of god.
Ugh! Some doctrine to be teaching high school kids.
I agree Madhukar. Religion stinks. It stinks to high Hyperion.