I've read enough in the Bible to know that some misguided Jews have given Yahweh both human and animal sacrifices.
In fact I remember reading that one of the son's of Adam giving sacrifices and the other not giving animal sacrifices. God obviously preferred the one that make sacrifices.
But in modern days, most Christians don't know this and pop culture and media including movies, fictional books etc show Satanists as the one's doing sacrifices. This is believed to be true even by Chrisitians and also people who are not Chrisitians. Pop media has huge influence on peoples brains and if you ask most people they do say that Satan is the one asking for sacrifices. So, my question should be valid under biblical basis.
Now there are two possibilites:
- First possibility which is less likely IMHO: The Bible depicts Satan as asking for sacrifices both human and animal. Maybe Satan accepting human sacrifices was introduced in the New Testament.
- The second more likely possibility IMHO: As morals changed and sacrifices were frowned upon and during and after the rebranding of Christianity as a peaceful religion, fiction and pop media authors shifted the sacrifices part to Satan even though the Bible never mentions Satan asking for human sacrifice.
So, here is the main question. Is there any actual biblical basis for Satanists and/or Pagans asking for human and animal sacrifices. Are there any biblical verses showing that Satan does ask for human sacrifice
I need actual answers backed with Bible verses.
Also mentions of how and which pop fictions started the trend of Satan asking for human sacrifices would be appreciated, but not necessary.
Also, if you want to debate that God doesn't take human sacrifices, I'd like you to read all the verses. This is not up for debate and I don't want answers that conflict these verses:
(Joshua 7:15 NLT) (Wisdom 3:5-7 NAB) (1 Kings 13:1-2 NLT) (Leviticus 27:28-29 NAB) (Judges 11:29-40) (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT) (Joshua 7:15 NLT) (Numbers 31:7- NLT) (Exodus 22:29-30)