There was in their city a bronze image of Cronus [Ba'al] extending its hands, palms up and sloping toward the ground, so that each of the children when placed thereon rolled down and fell into a sort of gaping pit filled with fire.Ancient Carthage was founded by Phoenicians, who brought their religion of Ba'al with them. You may be more familiar with their Canaanite cousins: Beelzebub from the Bible is the Hebrew's view of the same deity, and they roundly condemned its worship. In particular, they wrote of the practice of sacrificing infant children to the god. The Carthaginians continued this practice, seemingly even after their conquest by Rome.
- Diodorus Siculus (1st Century BC)
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Alfie Evans, the severely ill toddler whose life support machine was switched off on Monday, could immediately be flown to a children’s hospital in Rome for treatment if a last-ditch appeal succeeds, a solicitor involved in the case has said.
The child’s parents were granted an emergency hearing before a high court judge on Tuesday afternoon after they said the 23-month-old boy had been breathing unassisted since his life support was removed.
His father later said that water and oxygen had been restored.
Doctors cut off water from a baby. How could that have happened?
The religion of socialized medicine rules the land that used to be Great Britain. That religion has a priesthood, trained in the Universities and ruthless in their demand to be appeased. They control the purse strings of the hospitals, and therefore the doctors. Their sacred writ (the "Liverpool Pathway") is enforced - and they pay cash money for sacrifices, to the tune of millions of pounds sterling each year.
The priesthood's rule is so complete that the parents were forbidden to take their baby out of the country, even though there were other countries willing to take him. Italy made Alfie a citizen, entitling him to healthcare in that land. The Pope himself offered free hospital care, and appealed personally to the priesthood in the British Isles.
We shall see how this plays out. It played out badly last year for little Charlie Gard, a baby in the same locale who met a bitter fate on the altar of
Remember, these people look down on you as incompletely civilized. With me, the feeling is mutual.
He [Cato] never gave his opinion in the Senate on any other point whatsoever, without adding these words "And in my opinion, Carthage should be utterly destroyed". [Delenda est Carthago]UPDATE 24 April 2018 19:05: Word:
- Plutarch, Lives of the Noble Romans