FROM STAR STUFF:
Yes, but this grand, fantastically omnipotent, omniscient deity..................... still requires blood sacrifice doesn't he?
Please see the tinyness and pettiness of your thinking.
It depends on what you mean by "blood sacrifice". Your comment here is much to vague to understand exactly what you are driving at, but I'm going to try and give a response and hope that it is dealing with the point you wanted to make.
God certainly does not demand "blood scarifice" today as he did in the OT... at least not the ritual of animal sacrifice found in the Bible.
However, the wages of sin is death, and so the word "blood", as it is used in the phrase "blood sacrifice", is talking about life and death. Indeed, in ancient times, blood was always connected with life... because without blood, there is no life (for humans and the animals used in the sacrifices).
When an animal was sacrificed, it's blood was symbolically used (by the Priests) to "wash" away (symbolically) the sins of a person. But the "blood sacrifice" was always temporary and it was always completely symbolic. No where in the Bible does it ever say that the blood of an animal has an innate power in itself to somewhow actually wash away the sins of people.
So why then did God institute the ritual of "blood sacrifice" of animals, when the death (blood) of the offender (sinner) is rightly called for (spiritually) when a person sins? Because it was an example of God's mercy. Instead of demanding the life of the person for their sins (which is what sin demands), God allowed a symbolic substitution (blood of animal) to temporarily wash away the sins of the person.
And that temporary substitution (blood sacrifice of animals) was replaced by the permanent substitution of the death of Christ on the cross. So instead of animal sacrifices (which were only temporary and symbolic anyway), Jesus Christ's blood was shed on the cross to actually wash away forever and permanently the sins of a person if that person is willing to accept that substitution that Christ made on the cross on behalf of the sinner so that they do not have to pay the wages of sin, which is death.
To me, it's no more different than what happens in capital punishment. A person pays with their own life for murder. Well, likewise, a person pays with their life for their sins. We all do. No one is exempt. A life for a life. Blood for blood. Now, a judge can have mercy and either completely forgive the murderer which is highly unlikely, or he can give them a reduced sentence to life in prison with no parole... and thereby sparing the person's life so that they can die naturally.
It's much the same way with God. But whereas an honest human judge will never allow a convicted murderer to walk away scott free without making sure a "fair" price is paid by the guilty person for their actions, God is far more merciful because He will completely forgive us of ALL our sins if we accept Jesus's sacrifice on the cross.
The "blood sacrifice" of the OT is now replaced by "Jesus' sacrifice" on the cross. Blood is shed in both.
So... far from God being tiny and petty in this case, God's institution of "blood sacrifice" in the OT, and Jesus' work on the cross, are incredibly significant, gracious, merciful and loving.