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Moloch Worship


by The Editorial Board — 1935

SENSITIVE people familiar with biblical literature will recollect the sense of wonder and of horror they experienced when they first read of the rites connected with the ancient Canaanite religious worship. In their utter devotion to what they considered an ideal and absolute "good" the old Canaanites were accumstomed to bring human beings as burnt-offerings on the altar* of that "good"—the Great God Moloch. That sense of wonder though not of horror will be largely mitigated upon the reflection that even now and among us there are many sincere and respectable people who for the sake of "individualism," "freedom," "initiative," "trueAmericanism" would maintain the institutions of private property and private profits which result in so much wastage of human life and human energy.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1935, p. 5-6
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13115, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 8:59:37 AM

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