I found today's conversation amusing and enlightening. I never knew the difference between a zombie and a vampire. While I don't watch the programs discussed, I saw that it is possible to take away human lessons from these fantasy stories much in the same way we did from Star Trek and other science fiction.
What troubled me about the conversation was the repeated reference to human sacrifice in all religions, particularly in Judaism with the Akeda, or sacrifice of Isaac. It is a troubling story, but in the end, Isaac was not sacrificed. We know that human sacrifice was common among ancient Middle Eastern societies. The Akeda was a lesson to humankind that God does not want human sacrifice. That is why the angel of God stayed Abraham's hand and let him substitute a lamb for his son.
Thank you for your interesting and thought-provoking programs.
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