John on April 14, 2005 at 12:55 pm
Can’t help but think of Abraham and Isaac when I read this story. Here’s an excerpt:
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police have charged 80 people for burying children alive in an ancient Hindu ceremony known as “the festival of pits.”
The ceremony, in which children — some less than a year old — are buried alive briefly and then dug up, happened on Monday in southern Tamil Nadu state, The Asian Age reported on Thursday.
Why would anyone do this to a child? Because they have some innate sense that this is the level of sacrifice required. Fortunately no one dies in these ceremonies, but the symbolism is striking. Someone needs to tell these people that God has met their need by burying his own son. These people are waiting for the Gospel.
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