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post Feb 10 2006, 11:11 PM
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According to the faith of the Aztec, Maya, Toltec and other Mesoamerican peoples, the Gods require the sacrifice of some humans for the good of the world. It is only by this sacrifice that the Gods can maintain their battle against evil. There naturally is little empirical evidence for this, however it is supported by the faith of the people.

Is this faith justified? Is the human sacrifice in this case ethically defendable with what the Aztecs knew at the time about our world? Is faith alone never reason enough to create state policy?
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necrolyte   Ethical question regarding Nahua religion   Feb 10 2006, 11:11 PM
Dakyron   Faith alone is never reason to commit murder.   Feb 10 2006, 11:15 PM
zaragosa   A strange assertion from someone who, I believe, ...   Feb 10 2006, 11:25 PM
Dakyron   No. The execution of the guilty is there to prev...   Feb 10 2006, 11:28 PM
The Poster Formerly Known as Y2A   Zaragoza just said that we don't know for a f...   Feb 11 2006, 12:25 AM
libvertaruan   Capital punishment, no matter the reason, still in...   Feb 10 2006, 11:55 PM
Dakyron   Yes, but this is not neccessarily based solely u...   Feb 10 2006, 11:58 PM
Zippo   I dont know, go back five hundreds years and ask ...   Feb 11 2006, 12:21 AM
necrolyte   I'm not asking an Aztec, I'm asking you ...   Feb 11 2006, 02:58 AM
Cerian   You probably should, but that's only becaus...   Feb 11 2006, 04:49 AM
Dakyron   Faith in a deity and faith in the legal system a...   Feb 11 2006, 12:33 AM
zaragosa   Fair enough. So your statement would more correct...   Feb 11 2006, 10:39 AM
Cerian   So you don't accept Abraham's exalted st...   Feb 11 2006, 02:26 AM
Zippo   he, i meant that its pointless to try to judge th...   Feb 11 2006, 03:54 AM
necrolyte   I see. Well I cant post much right now, but I thi...   Feb 11 2006, 04:40 AM
Dakyron   Maybe he is an Aztec? Exactly. Its rather ...   Feb 18 2006, 12:03 AM
Dragonspirit   Laws have to be broader than religion in a free so...   Feb 18 2006, 12:23 AM
necrolyte   Live in a country that REALLY represses religion...   Feb 18 2006, 01:47 AM
Dragonspirit   China REALLY does oppress Christians, there...   Feb 18 2006, 04:02 AM
necrolyte   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Involvement_o...a%C5%...   Feb 18 2006, 06:19 AM
Benevolent   God's law is outlined in the Bible according...   Feb 18 2006, 06:09 PM
necrolyte   And this is where irreconcilable conflict comes ...   Feb 18 2006, 06:50 PM
Dragonspirit   Yep, because they are wrong. As I said previous...   Feb 18 2006, 09:22 PM
necrolyte   Well apparently Christians embraced slavery, as ...   Feb 18 2006, 09:55 PM
Dragonspirit   The Bible does not endorse slavery. Btw, you dodg...   Feb 19 2006, 08:19 AM
necrolyte   Just because you have found it, it does not mean i...   Feb 19 2006, 12:06 PM
Benevolent   Correction: some christians embraced slavery, ba...   Feb 19 2006, 12:37 PM
necrolyte   Revealed scripture is not rational, as it is purel...   Feb 19 2006, 07:04 PM
Benevolent   Not entirely. I think there are some things that...   Feb 19 2006, 07:10 PM
necrolyte   How can a perfect, all-knowing, infinite being h...   Feb 19 2006, 07:50 PM
Benevolent   I wasn't clear; not God's horizons. More...   Feb 19 2006, 10:14 PM


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