Archaeological discovery confirms that religious violence has been around for a looooooong time.

4,000 years ago the message was that the Chinese were so obedient to their gods that they would behead women to please them.  The skulls, today, bear the message that religious violence is nothing new, and we should be grateful for a world that has become increasingly secular, and continues to become so.

Archaeologists in China have unearthed the skulls of more than 80 young women who may have been sacrificed more than 4,000 years ago, state media reported Monday.

The skulls were found in what appears to have been a mass grave at the Shimao Ruins, the site of a neolithic stone city in the northern province of Shaanxi.

The women’s bodies were not present, the official news agency Xinhua said, adding that archaeologists concluded that the skulls were “likely to be related to the construction of the city wall” in “ancient religious activities or foundation ceremonies” before construction began.

People are still killed on account of religious nonsense, and suffering on account of obedience to religious edicts is not uncommon…but we’re progressing, slowly but surely.

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