But you DID say, "taking another person's life", and you can't get around it. Sacrifice and cannibalism IS, if fact, the taking of another person's life. I see what you mean, though, "In many societies...such an act isn' deemed as murder", as you so wonderfully put it. It's NOT murder, but it IS still killing. And thus killing humans is NOT universally immoral. MURDER is.
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