Comment: Human sacrifice still takes place in various parts of the world. For example, "...ritual killings and the practice of human sacrifice continue in several African countries," according to Human Rights Brief. And the shadow of human sacrifice still hangs over the so-called modern West. After all, Christianity is centered around the story of a human sacrifice and what is communion if not a magical ritual of symbolic cannibalism? We're not as far removed from the ancient world as we like to believe.