Is this a theology list or a Foucault list?
At 10:35 PM 3/4/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>"Violence and the Sacred-Revisited," Part I, by Ramon Lopez-Reyes, Ph. D.
>"But why does God, at least a patriarchal deity, require a blood sacrifice?
>The answer lays hidden in Yahweh's "covenant with creation." He not only
>promises Noah "never again to destroy every living thing as I have done" but
>He also gives to humans all the beasts of the earth, every bird of the air
>and all the fish of the sea. "Every moving thing that lives shall be food
>for you. I have given you all things, even the green herbs."
> In return for not destroying humanity and for the gift of
>creatures, Yahweh demands an onerous reckoning: a lifeblood reckoning. If
>God is a giver, He is also a deadly reaper. In brief, the lifeblood offering
>flows from human fear of God's power and belief that His rage can be
>deterred only by the precious offer of holy lifeblood. The covenant operates
>under the maxim: blood stays God's wrath and human prosperity flourishes."
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