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    The universe was created for us to enjoy and use. But not to destroy. I've never seen anything in traditional Judaism that says we are supposed to dominate or exploit it beyond reasonable human needs.

    The reasons (or lack of reasons) for the animal sacrifices have been discussed extensively in Jewish sources and there is no consensus. I personally find the opinion of Maimonides compelling; he says that they were a concession to the times, that people were so used to them that it would have been impossible for people to worship One God without some kind of sacrificial service. Whether he would argue that a third Jewish Temple should therefore not have animal sacrifices has been extensively debated.

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    by charliehall on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 07:24:30 AM PDT

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