Human Sacrifice

Thomas Frank RuBane (
Sun, 2 Feb 1997 04:10:10 -0600 (CST)

I was just reading an article on the Jews for Judaism page that addresses
the Christian idea that Jesus was a literal sacrifice on behalf of
mankind. In refuting the idea, the article listed several reasons why this
could not be true, including that the sacrifice wasn't performed by a
Kohen, that it was not performed on the alter of the Temple, etc.. But it
doesn't mention that the sacrifice would be invalidated because Jesus was
a man. I assume, though, that human sacrifice would never have been
accepted in the Temple? The reason I ask is that, in the article, it is an
interesting omission.

Tom RuBane