originally posted by: windword
reply to post by Kang69
Yahweh also required human sacrifice, Jesus not being the first or the last.
I don't know who this Yahweh is, but I don't think Jesus was required to take orders from him.
Jesus was also not a human. (At the same time, he was perhaps the only example of what a real human being should be like - but he was so far beyond
and above 'human' that it's an insult to call him human)
On a more serious note, the Creator of the Universe has never required any human or animal sacrifice. The point of an animal sacrifice was that you
show that you really care about the Hand that Created You more than something really precious and important to you. There was never any requirement
for such a sacrifice.
Could you please elaborate on how and where any true Deity ever 'required' a 'human sacrifice', how you arrived at this conclusion, and why you
wrote it, please? To me, that's a ludicrous statement. Why would Omnipotent Deity require any sacrifice, when he could simply zap anyone he wants at
All He wants is that people would love each other and help each other evolve through the spiritual ladder so they could join him again. He doesn't
want people to 'sacrifice' each other, and besides, that would be against the Law anyway. How do you kill someone without breaking the Law? You
can't. No one has a right to 'sacrifice' anyone else, except themselves.
I think what you mean is that you have read from some twisted text that in some ancient scriptures it would say that the Omnipotent Father would
require something like a 'human sacrifice'.. but why use the word "Yahweh" anyway? What does that prove, why did you choose to use that particular
word? I know what it means (as anyone who has seen the Indiana Jones-movies should), but as far as the content of your post, it's irrelevant.
Jesus wasn't any 'required sacrifice' - he came here to tell us the truth, he was a cosmic messenger. It was NOT the Universe's will that we would
TORTURE HIM TO DEATH. But it was also a destiny that he couldn't avoid, if he wanted to get his message across. If he had fleed, no one would have
believed he was serious about what he said. Same goes for protecting himself or teleporting himself to a better planet / base ship / astral projecting
to safety. He had to go through whatever the barbarian idiots wanted to do to him, in order to save them from their decadence by giving them a message
that should have lifted them all from the mud towards real humanity and a wonderful future.
Of course, instead of that happening, people of this planet simply started worshipping his murder-weapon as something holy, discarded, distorted and
misinterpreted his teachings, and started using parts of them as dead phrases that even the priests do not understand anymore, all the while
worshipping weird ideals about him having somehow magically absolved our sins, so that we have no responsibility or consequences for our actions, and
that people don't have to read what he said, they only have to WORSHIP him on a pedestal, and BELIEVE in him, and that somehow is enough. If they do
that, they can be whatever jerks they want to other people, and do all kinds of crimes (a christian soldier - that's like saying murdering is ok, as
long as you have some weird belief in you - but that's not what The Cosmic Messenger said at all!)
Waiting for your elaboration and explanation..