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The bloody sacrifice has been allowed to continue for far too long already.
The Eucharist changed from a beautiful feast of life to a repetition of Jesus' bloody sacrifice.
The major ritual action of Kurban-Bairam is a bloody sacrifice of an animal (usually, a ram or camel); this rite takes its origin from a cult of the ancient nomads-cattlemen who sacrificed animals to spirits of desert in order "to cajole" them.