Religious Riots - Ritual Violence

Ritual Violence

Further information: ritual slaughter, human sacrifice, and animal sacrifice

Ritual violence may be directed against victims (human sacrifice) or self-inflicted (religious self-flagellation).

According to hunting hypothesis, created by Walter Burkert in Homo Necans, carnivorous behavior is considered a form of violence. Burkett suggests that the anthropological phenomenon of religion itself grew out of rituals connected with hunting and the feelings of guilt associated with the violence involved.

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