posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 11:10 PM
Very thoughtful, insightful thread. I especially like the comparisons of monetary value of oil, vs. blood. Absolutely brilliant way of thinking
But, I'd like to disagree on one aspect of your OP, and your assertion that ancient, Biblical wars were not fought over blood....for they were, very
much so. The Bible is rife with geneological references, as to Jacob begot, and so on and so on. Or the passage of: "Your mother was a Hittite and
your father an Amorite," etc. This, in fact is ALL ABOUT BLOOD. The last supper, and Christ's supposed words, take this wine, as it is my blood
and drink of it and I will be with you. I actually have severe issues with this in particular, where the Bible and the depiction of his words at the
Last Supper are concerned. It is certainly cannabalistic, in nature. But you will find much violence in the Bible such as this, conceptually and
Nevertheless, many of those battles, repetitively moving in a circle of past and present events, coalescing, were at the heart of it, about blood.
Now, I realize that's not really the intent of your thread. And respect your point about humanity's value vs. commodities such as oil, and find
this one of the best ways of expressing how "out of whack" we are, and evidently have been, for quite some time.