pr126 wrote:In the case of an Aztec human sacrifice being performed for the god Huehueteotl, the ritual was slightly changed. Huehueteotl was the Aztec god of warmth, death, and cold. He was responsible for light in the darkness and for food during times of famine. As a part of the Aztec religion, special sacrifices were held for Huehueteotl. The victim was first thrown into a fire, and then pulled back out with hooks before being dying. The living heart was then removed and thrown back to the fire. Aztec human sacrifices and bloodletting were important aspects of the Aztec religion, as they believed it brought balance and peace to the world around them.
You know, I often wondered that if the Aztec religion was still around, with human sacrifices, the politically correct multiculturalist would have absolutely no objections.
first mistook white Spaniards for being white gods however seeing these new gods not perform any miracles,they understood them as their rivals who want to steal their land and hence are their enemies.They therefore even sacrificed these captured white gods to their existing gods.It was a convenient way of getting rid of warriors of their previous rival tribes and they implemented the same on the Spaniards.
Similarly they the Aztecs
even sacrificed their own when faced with the dilemmas of food shortages during famines in order to avert anarchy etc.And why to waste the sacrificed remains when you can sustain a few more of living beings of such tough circumstances by resorting to cannibalism?
When muslims invaded Hindu lands and Hindus were faced with quite quite difficult situations of rape and land loss,they too sacrificed captured Turks to hungry ghosts such as Saakini,Daakini etc.Simply put a convenient way of getting rid of captured able bodied men of enemy ranks so that you can buy peace atleast for time being.Much the same way as cow being made a sacred animal without mentioning that it is made sacred as it is highly valuable in an agrarian economy.The real reason needn't be mentioned while creating rituals with dastardly outward appearances.
Today you do not see mainstream Hindus performing such sacrifices when there is no need.Similarly who knows even the Aztecs
would have turned for better by abandoning sacrifices had their situations been any better with proper family planning.Anyway why bother to demonise the Aztecs
when Christ himself is a sin expiation human sacrifice by God himself?