Aztec Human sacrifice
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The Aztecs were a very advanced civilization for their time achieving remarkable architectural and artistic accomplishments; it should also be noted that women were highly regarded. Interestingly, they were also concerned with Global Warming and were one of the first to put into place programs to control the climate; for example, at least 20,000 human sacrifices a year were needed to keep the sun moving (1).
If you went up to the average Aztec in 1500 and asked if he wasn't ashamed that his religion was barbaric, savage, primitive and cruel, he would object, asking you, "Isn't it better that a few thousand be sacrificed in order to insure that the Universe continue in existence thus saving millions of lives?" In a like manner, the modern Muslim is blinded to the fact that his religion is likewise barbaric, savage, primitive and cruel.
In the image to the right we see victims being sacrificed so that mankind can live. What is difficult to see is that one of the victims is being skinned alive. This is not just a death-sacrifice, it is an unimaginably savage torture. Incredibly, ordinary Aztecs would self-mutilate with blood from their own tongue, ear lobes, or penis.
I know what you are thinking, Thank God that modern peoples do not practice such primitive and barbaric rituals.
The Muslim holiday of 'Ashoura':
a bloody celebration of intolerance
Photo Credit: FactsOfIsrael
Sometimes the obsession for control of the climate got a bit out of hand, as in the Aztec state, where the local scientific/religious establishment of the year 1500 had long since announced that the debate was over and that at least 20,000 human sacrifices a year were needed to keep the sun moving, the rain falling, and to stop climate change.
Hopefully the Obama Administration will require fewer human sacrifices to be offered on the altar of Global Warming.