Child sacrifice?

If you were to look up the term “child sacrifice” you would find something like this:

“Child sacrifice is the killing of an infant or child as an offering to a deity or deities. It may be conducted as part of a religious observance, ritual, or service.”


According to, a deity is defined as: “A person or thing revered as a god or goddess.”

To take this further, the same site defines a god as: “One of several deities, especially a male deity…



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.