Are you washed in the Blood?
I uploaded this image to Facebook on a couple of Atheist themed pages I frequent.
The response was as expected. Most focused on the picture itself (angry vegans)
Some berated the fact that I didn't 'get it' because the Hymn was meant to be metaphoric. The same people who object to me referring to Christianity as a 'blood cult'.
A few got the intended point.
When I was a child, we raised and slaughtered animals for food. I grew up knowing what a 'bloodbath' would entail, and since at that time I attended Pentecostal and Baptist churches, that particular song was quite popular. It geeked me out.
I think my question to those who only view it as a metaphor would be, why THAT imagery? Is pretending to savagery in a metaphoric blood bath or vampiric / cannibalistic really ethically better than participating in the real thing?