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Bringing hunting back into the church

Hunting and religion have gone together for eons.
It's time to renew and strengthen that tradition.

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:22 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author
"In Defense of Hunting"

When some football players score a touchdown, they kneel down and pray, giving thanks to God. A number of hunters also say prayers of thanksgiving after killing an animal.

The first hunters, native people, had no problem mixing religion and hunting. They killed and ate their gods.

Hunting was a pillar of early religions; perhaps one of the earliest reasons to pray was to ask for spiritual help in successful, safe hunting. Hunting and religion have gone together for thousands of years, ...

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