Blood Libel, Abortion, and Modern Paganism

One of the most pernicious types of religious slander is "blood libel," the accusation that a religious group¬†ritualistically¬†murders (and often consumes) children. While most famously, and pervasively, used against Jews throughout history, many other groups have had similar accusations made against them. For example, in ancient Rome some accused Christians of partaking in¬†cannibalistic orgies and incest. "Now the story about the initiation of young novices is as much to be detested as it is … [Read more...]