Originally Posted by THE W
i still dont see what you're getting at.
God doesnt want his people sacrifices children to idols.
God doesnt want his people worshipping other gods, period.
he expresses disgust at the thought of sacrificing children.
31 You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.
why do u think the last sentence is added in. why in the last sentence is disgust displayed at sons and daughters being burnt in fires.
why does he not talk about worshipping idols, in disgust, in the last sentence.
also take notice of the first phrase "You must not worship the Lord your God in their way"
so the subject is not on idols but rather on how a person should worship God. and what does God mean by "in their way". he means "detestable things the Lord hates".
one of those detestable things is the sacrifice of children.
therefore we can deduce that a person cannot worhsip God with human sacrifice.