posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 05:37 PM
Whenever I have heard about any early religion, culture, group of people there always seems to be a lot of seemingly bloody and senseless human and or
animal sacrificing for stupid reasons. Anthropologists make it sound like we were trying to "please" whatever diety that ancient culture believed in
by killing it's precious livestock or it's own citizens for some stupid reason like to make the sun rise again. To cultures that didn't seem to
have much the reasons the eggheads gave for mayan sacrifices, hebrew animal sacrifices etc, just sounded RETARDED.
I have 2 different conclusions I have made it for why I think most cultures all over the world commited human/animal sacrifice.
1. My first thought is that starving people desparate for crops or food in general might offer up a human sacrifice as a means of cannibalism to
make sure the rest of their people won't starve to death. This would offer up the many reasons that so many people were willing and honored to be
sacrificed as history has said in the past. They were literally giving their life up so the rest of their kin can live and continue to struggle
through the harshness of nature without perishing. Obviously, if the culture had slaves or war prisoners like the South American cultures, they would
kill them off first for food before asking one of their own to die for them.
2. This goes hand in hand with number 1 and is a little bit more advanced. As these cultures believed in their own dieties or Gods and times were
getting desperate, they made an actual ritual out of the sacrificing of human beings most likely for sustenance, but at the same time they wanted to
show their "Gods" the pain they were willing to go through to keep their society alive, hence how elaborate they made these sacrifices. Not just
with humans but with livestock as well because they wanted to show their "Gods" that they were willing to sacrifice their precious animals as well
which in most instances they would probably want to keep alive to farm.
I think that over time maybe these 2 reasons got so ingrained in each respective society that the rituals became more elaborate and in extreme
cases such as the Mayans they just went bat sh*t and started painting people blue as they ripped their beating hearts out of their chests. This is the
only logical reason I can think for why ritual sacrifice could have came about. In the end it could have became extremely complex varying on the
culture but I believe a mixture of these 2 reasons are why they started in the first place.