GOD desires mercy not sacrifice. It is Jesus who declared this. And it is through Jesus Christ that GOD has announced and put a stop to it. Once and for all.
The question is, why won't your god forgive in the first place? Why would it need to jump through hoops just to forgive?
The idea of sacrifice " I think" was to transfer the punishment of a persons transgressions to something else. It couldn't be just anything. Spotless or pure. Innocent. No deformities. It had to be prepared a certain way as well.
You're not really explaining how a loving god would require such a barbaric custom, yet still be able to be considered loving. If you forgive someone, do you need to punish something else in order to forgive them?
The wages of sin are death. All sin leads to death in some way. Things that we know not to do. Things we are aware of but still do. We are all guilty in some way or another and we can no longer say we didn't know or blame someone else for. We all have participated and have fallen short.
Is this why dogs die, as well? Is this why earthworms die?
Who are these wages being paid to?
But GOD still loves us anyways. Even though we neither deserved it nor earned it. And has chosen to reconcile to Himself, All things. Through The Lord Jesus Christ.
Up to this point, you've only been reiterating minor points of the initial premise of the question. Now you've gone and restated the entire thing.
This claim of yours that I'm quoting - how can this god be considered to be loving if it's not going to reconcile himself to all things before he gets to see something get smashed first?
Would it be loving of you to refuse to forgive someone unless you put your fist through a wall first, in order for something to at least be 'punished' for the wrong that someone did to you?
I fully trust in The Lord and His plan for Salvation. The Lord Jesus Christ.
Go figure. You believe the religion you believe in.
I was going to say "I don't know why so many people are angry." But I know that it isn't always easy.
Why you would introduce such a sentiment into a discussion, I cannot say for sure. This does indicate, though, that you think I'm asking this question because I'm angry.
All this demonstrates is that you're likely to read things into something that aren't there, which gives an indication that you may also read things into a religious text that aren't there either.
I'm asking this question because it doesn't make sense to me how someone will ignore whatever aspects of reality that they need to ignore in order to pretend that there's nothing to worry about, because the world is being presided over by a loving armageddon fairy.
I'm hoping you can either explain how demanding that something innocent be destroyed is loving, or accept that the premises of your religion contradict themselves.
Leave care. Why would I want to take it away from anyone? : )