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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:51 PM

50. Yes. Human Sacrifice is EXACTLY what they are demanding in tribute to their sacred Second Amendment

continuing with the article linked above:

Garry Wills, who was hired to the National Review long ago by its founder William F. Buckley, Jr., but later became a staunch advocate for limiting the reach of the Second Amendment. The day after the shooting, as if in anticipation of his alma mater's editorial, he argued that the gun is the American "Moloch":

Few crimes are more harshly forbidden in the Old Testament than sacrifice to the god Moloch (for which see Leviticus 18.21, 20.1-5). The sacrifice referred to was of living children consumed in the fires of offering to Moloch. Ever since then, worship of Moloch has been the sign of a deeply degraded culture. Ancient Romans justified the destruction of Carthage by noting that children were sacrificed to Moloch there. Milton represented Moloch as the first pagan god who joined Satan’s war on humankind:

First Moloch, horrid king, besmear’d with blood
Of human sacrifice, and parents’ tears,
Though for the noise of Drums and Timbrels loud
Their children’s cries unheard, that pass’d through fire
To his grim idol. (Paradise Lost 1.392-96)

Read again those lines, with recent images seared into our brains—“besmeared with blood” and “parents’ tears.” They give the real meaning of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning. That horror cannot be blamed just on one unhinged person. It was the sacrifice we as a culture made, and continually make, to our demonic god.

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