September 2004
Religion Book;2004, p414
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Information about the term "sacrifice" is presented. It is found very early in the historical record including the ritual burial. Rituals of animal and human sacrifice is well documented. The concept of sacrifice in every major religion is related to practitioners of Buddhism and Hinduism which tend to offer grain or vegetable sacrifices to specific deities. The altruistic idea of giving something up to gain something better for the community is behind the idea of ritual sacrifice.


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