What year is this again? Yesterday I heard a chilling report on human sacrifice in Uganda. I heard it on a BBC radio program. The BBC has been on this story for awhile. Here is a portion of the report that I heard.
(WARNING GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF UTTER WICKEDNESS)
At our next meeting, Awali invited us into his shrine, which is traditionally built from mud bricks with a straw roof. Inside, the floor is littered with herbs, face masks, rattles and a machete.
The witch doctor explained that this meeting was to discuss the most powerful spell – the sacrifice of a child.
“There are two ways of doing this,” he said. “We can bury the child alive on your construction site, or we cut them in different places and put their blood in a bottle of spiritual medicine.”
Awali grabbed his throat. “If it’s a male, the whole head is cut off and his genitals. We will dig a hole at your construction site, and also bury the feet and the hands and put them all together in the hole.”
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Awali boasted he had sacrificed children many times before and knew what he was doing.
A local pastor explains the reason for such atrocity in Uganda: “They have a belief that when you sacrifice a child you get wealth, and there are people who are willing to buy these children for a price. So they have become a commodity of exchange, child sacrifice has become a commercial business.”
It is estimated that well over 1,000 children have been sacrificed in the past several years. I cannot fathom the depravity of heart that would use the sacrifice of children to gain fortune, appease the gods. Hearing the report made me feel I was living in a different place, a different age.
But here, today, October 13, 2011, in America 2,800 humans will be sacrificed to the gods Prosperity, Convenience, and Reputation.
Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and about four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.
Forty percent of pregnancies among white women, 67% among blacks and 53% among Hispanics are unintended. In 2008, 1.21 million abortions were performed, down from 1.31 million in 2000. However, between 2005 and 2008, the long-term decline in abortions stalled. From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal abortions occurred.
Woe to the bloody city, all full of lies and plunder– no end to the prey! Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways. For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. With their idols they have committed adultery, and they have even offered up to them for food the children whom they had borne to me. (Nahum 3:1; Isaiah 59:7; Ezekiel 23:37)
For more on human sacrifice in Uganda see this report.
For more on the even bloodthirstier nation of America see this one.