what's most precious and 'expensive' than life itself.
never mind the blood and the purity that are also powerful elements.
I think we think of things like that as wasteful and unthinkable now because we also don't see death up close everyday the way past cultures once did.
not many of us these days know first hand what it's like to go get and prepare our own meat.
we all expect to live to a ripe or over ripe
old age and haven't had much experience with seeing family members up close and personal dying in th bed beside us.
I've seen talk of this difference between then and now in shows about the gladitorial arena matches of Rome. the folks interviewed reminded the audience that back then death and violence were a little closer at hand.
things like war for most people here on this board,those who don't live right up close to war zones and hanger gone off to war themselves is a far off idea and not right there in their face with it's stink and sounds and flies.
what I was getting at was I think back when those kind of sacrifices were more common I think it was also a different mind set.
so it's not fair for us to turn up our noses if we were going to at the idea and wonder how could they have done such a thing.
I'm not sure I made the point I was trying to.