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  Sacrifice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Animal sacrifice (of goats and buffaloes) is rare but is held on certain festivals in contemporary India, especially to honor the Mother Goddess (Durga) by the followers of the Hindu sect of Shaktism.
Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing of an animal as part of a religion.
Sacrifice of people upon the death of a king, high priest or great leader; the sacrificed were supposed to serve or accompany the deceased leader in the next life.
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 Human sacrifice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sacrifice upon the death of a king, high priest or great leader; the sacrifices were to serve or accompany the deceased leader in the next life.
The ancient Chinese are known to have made sacrifices of young men and women to river deities, and to have buried slaves alive with their owners upon death as part of a funeral service.
In the ancient Near East, human sacrifice was suppressed throughout the Persian Empire, partly as a consequence of the spread of Zoroastrianism, which taught that human sacrifice was a sign of Ahriman, not of the Wise Lord Ahura Mazda.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_sacrifice   (3206 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sacrifice of the Mass
Nor can the Sacrifice of the Cross, which was accomplished by the Saviour in person without the help of a human representative priesthood, be identified with that sacrifice for the offering of which the Messiah makes use of priests after the manner of the Levites, in every place and at all times.
Consequently the sacrifice is not in the Offertory.
His sacrifice is nevertheless valid, since, by virtue of his priestly ordination, he celebrates in the name of Christ, even though in opposition to His wishes, and, as the self-sacrifice of Christ, even such a Mass remains essentially a spotless and untarnished sacrifice before God.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10006a.htm   (14147 words)

 Supreme Court Citations: 20. Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol. 12
The sacrificer may be the head of a family or clan, an elder, or the leader of a band of hunters; in matrilinear societies, the sacrificer may be a woman.
Sacrifices of supplication include all those sacrifices that, in addition to establishing or consolidating the link with the world of the sacred (which is a function of every sacrifice), are intended to have some special effect.
Sacrifice as homage and as abnegation or renunciation developed only gradually out of sacrifice as bribe; but even when it did, the do ut des idea continued to be operative for a long time in the later stages of religion, especially wherever sacrifice was conceived as supplying the recipient with food.
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As the meaning and importance of sacrifice cannot be established by a priori methods, every admissible theory of sacrifice must shape itself in accordance with the sacrificial systems of the pagan nations, and especially with those of the revealed religions, Judaism and Christianity.
To the latter was opposed the bloody sacrifice (thysia, victima).
Among all peoples the sacrifice, as the chief and most perfect function of religion, was surrounded with the greatest pomp and solemnity; the celebration was usually of a light and joyous character, especially in the case of the sacrifices of praise, petition, and thanksgiving.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13309a.htm   (13314 words)

 Sacrifice for PC Review - PC Sacrifice Review
Sacrifice by Shiny Entertainment is one of the most unusual PC games this year.
Sacrifice's 3D engine does have some slight problems; for instance, you'll sometimes notice polygons being added and dropped from particular objects as you grow closer to and farther away from them.
Sacrifice even has an impressive symphonic soundtrack, which has subtle recurrent themes for each of the game's five gods.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/sacrifice/review.html   (1137 words)

 Sacrifice: Child Prostitutes from Burma | BrunoFilms.com
Sacrifice examines the social, cultural, and economic forces at work in the trafficking of Burmese girls into prostitution in Thailand.
It is the story of the valuation and sale of human beings, and the efforts of teenage girls to survive a personal crisis born of economic and political repression.
In the sobering yet poetic Sacrifice, Bruno presents the terribly moving first-person accounts of four young girls from Burma who were virtually kidnapped from their homes and forced into a life of prostitution in Thailand.
www.brunofilms.com /sacrifice.html   (495 words)

 IGN: Sacrifice Review
Sacrifice is a little hard to describe if you aren't sitting in front of the computer looking at it as we discovered when I tried to explain the game mechanics to the rest of the guys here while they were loading up for some multiplayer fun.
Spells in Sacrifice are divided into three different categories that are conveniently located at the bottom of the screen an easy to use interface that takes up almost no space.
You land in the astral realm of the island world that Sacrifice takes place in and find a world that has been split asunder by the follies of man. The world is made up of many islands floating in a sea of nothingness.
pc.ign.com /articles/164/164060p1.html   (2330 words)

 AVault | PC | Sacrifice Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sacrifice is the culmination of this dream, throwing unique gameplay and unrivaled visuals together for a mixture previously unrealized in the electronic entertainment industry.
The world of Sacrifice is one of fantastic magical power and mysticism.
In Sacrifice, you don't actually play as one of the major gods, instead taking on the role of a powerful wizard who will pledge service to a particular deity; and in return receive potent magicks with which to carry out the bidding of your patron.
www.avault.com /reviews/review_temp.asp?game=sacrifice   (772 words)

 Sacrifice Quotes | Sacrifice Quotations | Sacrifice Sayings | Wisdom Quotes
About sacrifice and the offering of sacrifices, sacrificial animals think quite differently from those who look on: but they have never been allowed to have their say.
Thus man can sacrifice only himself, and that is what he does in the omnipresent sanctissimum of which the masses are not aware.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
www.wisdomquotes.com /cat_sacrifice.html   (573 words)

 GameSpy.com - Reviews: Sacrifice
I truly cannot recall another RTS that strung its missions together by such an intriguing means of story telling, nor one that gave the player the ability to play a single campaign in so many unique ways.
There is only a single campaign to play in the game, but like any good adventure, game choices you make between missions have a great deal to do with how the rest of the game will play out.
Given the five gods available in Sacrifice, most would assume that there are five sides to the campaign, or five small campaigns to play.
archive.gamespy.com /reviews/november00/sacrifice   (745 words)

This view of sacrifice was fundamentally influenced by the idea that deities were represented by man-made images, and led to a much greater concern with the image's own mundane needs than with the person and requirements of the deity as such.
This is because the homage expressed by sacrifices was meant to be a symbol of a life of homage to Yahweh, and the homage he looked for was obedience to the moral laws which he had given to his people.
The idea that sacrifice might establish or restore a sense of communion between the deity and the worshipper is not found in Mesopotamian texts, while the absence of any concept of the importance attached to blood rituals in Israelite sacrifice is quite striking.
www.christian-thinktank.com /cross2.html   (7182 words)

 Interplay Entertainment Corp.
Sacrifice lets you play the part of a powerful wizard attempting to appease one of five gods, the user will roam huge landscapes engaging in multiplayer battles, all the while casting powerful spells and summoning monstrous creatures.
"Sacrifice shines like a freaky star in a field of overused ideas and clones...You need to go out and buy this game now.
In Sacrifice, players control a wizard and battle up to 4 other wizards in various landscapes ruled by Five Gods.
www.interplay.com /games/product.asp?GameID=300   (203 words)

 Paganism/Satanism: Human Sacrifice was practiced by pagan Druids way back in history - Druids persuaded people to ...
We do know that human sacrifice was practiced in this part of the world in ancient times because of several "bog men", mummies preserved in the peat bogs that show signs of ritual killing.
In a horrific operation reminiscent of animal sacrifice, the flesh around the limbs and neck was first cut down to the bones, which were then slashed with a single blow from an implement much like a butcher's meat cleaver.
Animal sacrifice is one of the rites carried out under the umbrella of the west African region.
www.bilderberg.org /sacrific.htm   (20550 words)

 Blood Sacrifice
You will note that in most animal sacrifices the animal is to be virgin.
We have Abraham in the Bible who was asked to sacrifice his firstborn son to God.
Now in the ancient days the ultimate sacrifice was to be that of a virgin young boy.
www.spellsandmagic.com /BloodSacrifice.html   (797 words)

 purevolume™ | Living Sacrifice
When Little Rock, Arkansas Living Sacrifice formed in 1989, the members had no idea the impact they would have on the evolving metal scene.
However, in the midst of their career spanning over a decade, Living Sacrifice became not only influential to up-and-coming acts, but innovators to an entire genre as well.
Now, almost two years after the Living Sacrifice break-up, Solid State Records announces its tribute to the life of one of its founding and most beloved groups.
www.purevolume.com /livingsacrifice   (353 words)

 Amazon.com: Sacrifice: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sacrifice is one of those rare games that comes along far too infrequently.
Sacrifice is more than just a quirky new PC game, it's a bona fide classic.
Sacrifice is so different, and has really changed my mind.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004TSX4?v=glance   (1669 words)

 The Sacrifice of the Mass
Malachi’s prediction (1:10—11) that the Lord would reject Jewish sacrifices and instead would have "a pure offering" made to him by the Gentiles in every place was seized upon by Christians as a prophecy of the Eucharist.
This sacrifice is a type of that, and this remembrance a type of that.
For that sacrifice has succeeded all the sacrifices of the Old Testament, which were slain as a shadow of what was to come.
www.catholic.com /library/Sacrifice_of_the_Mass.asp   (1762 words)

 IGN: Sacrifice
On day three of our Sacrifice series, we get hands-on with the incredible, edible RTS.
Take a look at the last two members of the illustrious Sacrifice team.
Sacrifice is almost upon us, and these are the people you have to blame.
pc.ign.com /objects/014/014060.html   (486 words)

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 Offret (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His book, "Sculpting in Time," also offers insights and bits of philosophy that add dimensions to this movie.
Though I regret that Tarkovsky passed before he could produce more works like this, "The Sacrifice" is a fitting epilogue to his collection of films, and perhaps the best eulogy a person could ever hope for.
I have seen this movie and would like to comment on it
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 Amazon.com: Sacrifice: DVD: Michael Madsen,Bokeem Woodbine,Jamie Luner,Diane Farr,Deborah Shelton,Michelle Lintel,Tony ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Amazon.com: Sacrifice: DVD: Michael Madsen,Bokeem Woodbine,Jamie Luner,Diane Farr,Deborah Shelton,Michelle Lintel,Tony Abatemarco,Joshua Leonard,Jordan Williams,Wallace Merck,Marco St. John,Terrence Rosemore,Gus Williams,Jackie Roberts,Matt Webb,Michelle White (II),Janice Fincher,Lonnie R. Smith,Leslie Harter Zemeckis,Natalie Tysdal,Mark L. Lester
SACRIFICE is another entry in the cache of director Mark L. Lester.
Michael Madsen once again tries his Bruce Willis imitation, and although he's a little more effective than usual, his weak performance drags the film down a good bit.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004WGBY?v=glance   (1031 words)

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