WATCHER SHAQAAD: Such as?
HUMAN: Wiping out large swathes of innocent people. Really!?
SHAQAAD: Explain ‘innocent.’
HUMAN: Well, they were just ordinary people going about their lives like anyone else and along comes your angry ‘God’ and decimates them...
SHAQAAD: Are you suggesting that it’s ‘ordinary’ to sacrifice your own children to an idol-god?
HUMAN: Well...that was an occasional exception!
SHAQAAD: No, not occasional—nor exceptional. It went on all the time among Canaanites and Phoenicians and many others. It was a depravity of heart and mind. It’s one of the reasons God put a ‘model’ nation among them to show a better way. At their best they did show the way; at worst, they went the same way!
HUMAN: But only a few did such things, surely!
SHAQAAD: Thousands! Your own archeologists have uncovered one graveyard in Carthage where hundreds of burned children were buried in urns, many of which carry an inscription to the goddess Tanit or her consort Baal Ammon—and also Moloch!
HUMAN: Then why?
SHAQAAD: They came to believe that children were expendable for an imagined greater benefit for them—good fortune with rain or crops or health. They fell for a cruel and godless deception.
HUMAN: Well, yes, but they were primitive and ignorant peoples...
SHAQAAD: Were they? So, we’d expect much better of people of your enlightened age would we not? They would not consider their own good fortune, convenience or expediency of more value that human life…would they?
HUMAN: The vast majority, of course not.
SHAQAAD: Then explain why millions of pre-born lives are sacrificed in your time on the altar of expediency and convenience.
HUMAN: Oh...that’s not the same thing! That’s not a wilful decision to take life!
SHAQAAD: Isn’t it? Are you so un-sighted that you cannot see it’s the same deception?
HUMAN: Well, I guess…maybe there are some similarities, but…
SHAQAAD: It’s the very same deceit and the same deceiver. He knows just exactly how to offer old deceits in new guise for any age to get exactly what he wants. My Lord described him as the thief who comes 'ONLY to rob and kill and destroy…’
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