There is allot of things that sort of bug me in terms of the activities in scriptures. Skeptics normally accuse the bible of violence based on some events in the OT, such as the murders/genocides that happened against the medianites, etc etc. I have no problem with that because i know from history, the certain tribes that the Hebrews were written to go to war with where seriously evil tribes.
My problem is the animal cruelty that the bible shows. I just watched the movie Exodus Gods and Kings and when it went to the angel of death part, i remembered the order of slaughtering Lambs for their blood. The scene was actually the most disturbing one for me… here you had an innocent animal that was carried and then murdered. You can see it’s legs dangaling in pain and all that.
I then here a message in church concerning Abraham’s test. He takes his son up to the mountain to sacrifice him and eventually an Angel came down and told Abraham to stop. So after that, there was a goat found with his horns stuck on a branch and they killed that goat instead. So it was in the message that the goat was given by God… then we move on to the NT where Peter was given a vision of all the animals, and the angels told him to kill and eat… so here’s my problem.
Why is it ok to just slaughter innocent animals? I hope no one thinks that it isn’t as bad since they are just animals because that is a sick point of view. I certainly am against animal cruelty… and it just sickens me to read this stuff.