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burnsei sensei Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-10 02:45 PM
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5. It reminds me much of the anthropological
narratives of the Tophets in Carthage.
People sacrificed their children in desperate times, and to gain some small grain of assurance that the future might be good.
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  -Parents sacrifice 4-yr-old girl to become rich pokerfan  Aug-20-10 02:03 PM   #0 
  - Stories like this make me wish there was a hell..  hlthe2b   Aug-20-10 02:05 PM   #1 
  - There is  Dorian Gray   Aug-20-10 07:17 PM   #11 
  - It's all sick  EC   Aug-20-10 02:05 PM   #2 
  - It doesn't matter if you're Xian, Muslim, Hindu, or animist  Cirque du So-What   Aug-20-10 02:10 PM   #3 
  - Yes, actually, it does.  Donald Ian Rankin   Aug-23-10 02:58 PM   #41 
  - Sick people...  CoffeeCat   Aug-20-10 02:21 PM   #4 
  - Healthy people are motivated by religion  Twillig   Aug-24-10 10:55 PM   #47 
  - It reminds me much of the anthropological  burnsei sensei   Aug-20-10 02:45 PM   #5 
  - Oh fucking hell  phantom power   Aug-20-10 03:42 PM   #6 
  - Well, don't forget  skepticscott   Aug-20-10 04:12 PM   #7 
  - Well, of course not. And we must respect all beliefs...  onager   Aug-20-10 05:28 PM   #8 
     - Whilst I agree with the body of your post (and think it an excellent quote) ...  Nihil   Aug-24-10 09:06 AM   #45 
  - "The parents had stuffed a piece of cloth in the mouth of the little girl so that her cries could  struggle4progress   Aug-20-10 06:16 PM   #9 
  - Let's note several other oddities: "Kanni" simply means "unmarried girl" and "mantra" is a  struggle4progress   Aug-20-10 07:15 PM   #10 
     - Jebus Fucking Koresh  trotsky   Aug-20-10 08:07 PM   #12 
        - I'm fascinated by media issues. This part of India was traditionally an important Sufi region, and  struggle4progress   Aug-20-10 08:38 PM   #13 
        - +1  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 12:14 AM   #15 
           - "Facts first, analysis second." Stories like are often quite unreliable, and they serve  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 12:44 AM   #17 
              - Clearly you're well practiced.  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 01:35 AM   #21 
                 - Well, I think you're calling me out on a now-archived three-year-old thread, but  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 02:00 AM   #22 
                    - Your response there was quite the boast.  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 05:50 PM   #26 
                       - Do let us know if you find any more information on this "five-year-old .. allegedly murdered" story  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 06:50 PM   #27 
                          - What if it doesn't conform to your "take?"  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 08:10 PM   #30 
                             - "Facts first, analysis second"  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 08:12 PM   #31 
                                - Keep that in mind when you post.  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 08:17 PM   #32 
                                   - I suppose I really should thank you for all of the insights you have brought to this thread:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 09:08 PM   #33 
                                      - You're welcome. n/t  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 09:25 PM   #34 
  - Good God!  Odin2005   Aug-20-10 10:55 PM   #14 
  - Infanticide is a regular though uncommon event: records of infanticides  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 12:18 AM   #16 
  - In short, your contribution to this thread  darkstar3   Aug-21-10 12:56 AM   #18 
     - My view is that the media very often carry sensational and unreliable stories:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 01:32 AM   #20 
  - Hmm. It's monsoon season. In the last week, Sidapur in Uttar Pradesh has gotten  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 01:05 AM   #19 
  - Flood alert in many districs (Times of India)  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 11:24 AM   #24 
  - Still can't find any updates on the alleged manhunt, but "Shiv Kumar" seems to be a common name:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 11:21 AM   #23 
  - Hmm. No Shri Krishna, Rama Devi, Shiv Kumar on the Uttar Pradesh "Most Wanted" list  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 07:22 PM   #29 
  - The name of the cited police inspector "Rajveer Singh" is interesting:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 03:15 PM   #25 
  - Hmm. Couldn't find a police station chief named Rajveer Singh on the Uttar Pradesh police website:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 07:08 PM   #28 
  - It's now five days after this alleged event, and the conflicting stories  struggle4progress   Aug-22-10 08:22 PM   #35 
  - Really?  darkstar3   Aug-22-10 08:53 PM   #36 
     - Remind me: which religion exactly was purported to be involved in the story in the OP?  struggle4progress   Aug-22-10 10:19 PM   #37 
     - Does it matter?  darkstar3   Aug-22-10 10:28 PM   #38 
        - If the story is potentially important, then the details of the story are potentially important,  struggle4progress   Aug-23-10 12:17 AM   #39 
           - That doesn't remotely qualify as an answer.  darkstar3   Aug-23-10 12:23 AM   #40 
           - And yet you take parts of Bible seriously.  laconicsax   Aug-24-10 06:39 PM   #46 
              - ...crickets...  LAGC   Aug-25-10 02:56 AM   #50 
              - Some do.  laconicsax   Aug-25-10 01:00 PM   #54 
              - ZING  trotsky   Aug-25-10 06:14 AM   #52 
     - See post #21  laconicsax   Aug-23-10 10:48 PM   #42 
        - See post #22  struggle4progress   Aug-24-10 02:13 AM   #43 
           - Bwah ha ha  trotsky   Aug-24-10 06:46 AM   #44 
              - Dunno. I somehow got in the habit of reflexively checking news stories  struggle4progress   Aug-25-10 12:47 AM   #48 
              - *yawn*  trotsky   Aug-25-10 06:13 AM   #51 
              - By the way, one can often track the evolution of such fables, with enough diligence. In this case,  struggle4progress   Aug-25-10 01:13 AM   #49 
                 - And yet you don't apply the same critical eye to all stories.  trotsky   Aug-25-10 06:15 AM   #53 
  - What we know so far:  struggle4progress   Aug-25-10 01:21 PM   #55 
  - Sad. nt  ZombieHorde   Aug-25-10 03:51 PM   #56 
  - Here is an interesting timeline, showing the recent evolution of the story:  struggle4progress   Aug-26-10 04:22 PM   #57 

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