Jesus and his sacrifice

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Nosuperstition
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Jesus and his sacrifice

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Some member of this forum said that when the leading figure head in the form of Christ himself endured so much and sacrificed himself,it is expected of his followers to follow his example and make sacrifices,big or small.The cross has become a sacred symbol in this very context.

Now, if that be the case, then the native Amerindians who supposedly sacrificed human beings on an industrial scale either with or without the consent of the victims are in a way following the example set by Jesus. Aren't they?

If so , then why are they sneered at and why is it that the sacrifices of the followers of Christ praised high as being those of martyrs?
palli or halli in Dravidian languages means a village just like gaav in Aryan languages means a village.palli or halli in Aryan Mauryan Imperial era around 200 B.C designates a tribal hamlet.So many of those in South India are indeed descendants of tribals and are still keeping up that heritage.

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The Aztecs sacrificed OTHERS. (they believed blood must be spilled for the sun to rise) Mostly prisoners.

Christians are asked to self-sacrifice something, bear hardship and even injustice. Surely you understand the difference, it is the same as refusing your children food, and you yourself fasting, but not telling others what to do.

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peterpin wrote:The Aztecs sacrificed OTHERS. (they believed blood must be spilled for the sun to rise) Mostly prisoners.

Christians are asked to self-sacrifice something, bear hardship and even injustice. Surely you understand the difference, it is the same as refusing your children food, and you yourself fasting, but not telling others what to do.
The Aztecs , in general sacrificed tribes which were rebellious to their Empire.But may be they also sacrificed one or two of their own in order to please their deities whenever there arose a famine or drought.May be that was the convenient excuse to get rid of excess population and re-fertilise the soil,we can never really know as their libraries were completely destroyed by the European invaders.They also sacrificed their own soldiers while trying to preserve their Empire from conquest by white Spaniards.

So the Aztecs sacrificed not just those whom considered "traitorous" but even their own.In Chrisitanity of middle ages,kingdoms were frequently at war with one another.So it is wrong to think that the educated ones could not guess what was happening or that they did not take the help of the clergy in arousing their own people against their rivals.So can the clergy pronounce for sure that all those who got killed while defending their own kingdoms did not actually sacrifice themselves?

And I have seen people of this forum ask muslims to shut up as they too had killed a lot when they too had Empires of their own.So Empires whether back then or right now have demanded blood and have their wishes granted many a time.
palli or halli in Dravidian languages means a village just like gaav in Aryan languages means a village.palli or halli in Aryan Mauryan Imperial era around 200 B.C designates a tribal hamlet.So many of those in South India are indeed descendants of tribals and are still keeping up that heritage.

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