Saturday, 28 July 2018

Civilisation?

When we look back through time to ancient history, we often read about earlier 'civilisations', such as the Mayans, the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs. We read of their great achievements, such as architecture,engineering and philosophy and literature. We also read about the casual slaughter of their fellow humans.

how civilised

HUNDREDS of human skulls harvested in bloody human sacrifice rituals and put on public display were discovered by Mexican archaeologists studying the lost Aztec city of Tenochtitlan.


The tzompantli were first described by the Spanish conquistadors in 1519 when they landed in Central America.
Some historical accounts of the ghastly skull racks estimated as many as 130,000 decapitated heads out in public display.
The bizarre skull racks where assembled into multiple rows of severed heads expertly threaded onto wooden poles which held thousands of skulls at once.
INAH bioarchaeologist Ximena Ch├ívez Balderas said the skin and flesh were most likely peeled away from the skulls after sacrifice.

At the time historians were shocked to learn from the finding men, women and children were all selected for human sacrifices.
Rodrigo Bolanos, a biological anthropologist investigating the dig said: “We were expecting just men, obviously young men, as warriors would be, and the thing about the women and children is that you’d think they wouldn’t be going to war.”
The blood-soaked temple was the city’s main place of worship and human sacrifice dedicated to the god of war Huitzilopochtli and the god of rain Tlaloc.
They had a god of rain, and they thought that he needed human blood to make the rain fall. It's hard to put oneself into the frame of mind of a society that will slaughter its own children just because they think it will produce some rain. Or is it? We'll see later in this post that it's really quite easy to see how they reached such a barbaric level, as they had no moral authority.

What about the Romans? Everyone seems to agree they were a remarkably civilised Empire as far as I can tell. They fought some bloody wars and conquered many nations, but that's part and parcel of being human, war is always on the horizon. Were they civilised? No, they weren't. 

 'Gladiators were an expensive investment for those who ran the gladiator schools, so it was preferable that the fighters did not die on the field – meaning they had to be strong enough to last more than one fight. Contrary to popular belief, not many gladiators actually fought to the death. Some historians say one in five died in battle, others one in ten, yet most only lived to their mid-twenties anyway – shocking when compared to today’s average! However, it was also commonplace at fights held at the Coliseum for the Emperor to have the final say as to whether the combatants lived or died – often invoking the opinions of the audience to help decide the matter. So whether you fought well or not, your fate could lie ultimately in the hands of your ruler.'

Have you noticed that these 'civilisations' share a love of blood and death, especially when it's their fellow humans involved? Imagine fighting to the best of your ability to survive, and then another man who happened to be Emperor, along with a crowd of blood-thirsty drunkards, all gave you the thumbs down, and suddenly you're dead. What does that tell us about the Romans love for their neighbour, or the value they placed on human lives?

Well, they eventually came to value their entertainment so much that human versus human became a little too boring to satisfy their blood-lust, so they spiced things up by introducing wild animals into their 'games'.

'The cultural juggernaut known as the Roman Games began in 242 B.C., when two sons decided to celebrate their father's life by ordering slaves to battle each other to the death at his funeral. This new variation of ancient munera (a tribute to the dead) struck a chord within the developing republic. Soon, other members of the wealthy classes began to incorporate this type of slave fighting into their own munera. The practice evolved over time — with new formats, rules, specialized weapons, etc. — until the Roman Games as we now know them were born.
In 189 B.C., a consul named M. Fulvius Nobilior decided to do something different. In addition to the gladiator duels that had become common, he introduced an animal act that would see humans fight both lions and panthers to the death. Big-game hunting was not a part of Roman culture; Romans only attacked large animals to protect themselves, their families or their crops. Nobilior realized that the spectacle of animals fighting humans would add a cheap and unique flourish to this fantastic new pastime. Nobilior aimed to make an impression, and he succeeded. [Photos: Gladiators of the Roman Empire]
With the birth of the first "animal program," an uneasy milestone was achieved in the evolution of the Roman Games: the point at which a human being faced a snarling pack of starved beasts, and every laughing spectator in the crowd chanted for the big cats to win, the point at which the republic's obligation to make a man's death a fair or honorable one began to be outweighed by the entertainment value of watching him die.
Twenty-two years later, in 167 B.C., Aemlilus Paullus would give Rome its first damnatio ad bestias when he rounded up army deserters and had them crushed, one by one, under the heavy feet of elephants. "The act was done publicly," historian Alison Futrell noted in her book "Blood in the Arena," "a harsh object lesson for those challenging Roman authority."
The "satisfaction and relief" Romans would feel watching someone considered lower than themselves be thrown to the beasts would become, as historian Garrett G. Fagan noted in his book "The Lure of the Arena," a "central … facet of the experience [of the Roman Games. … a feeling of shared empowerment and validation … " In those moments, Rome began the transition into the self-indulgent decadence that would come to define all that we associate with the great society's demise.'
I'm a cat lover, but I feel sad when my cats catch a mouse or a bird, so I doubt I would have enjoyed the sight of humans being ripped to pieces (whilst still alive) just for an afternoon's entertainment. Perhaps I have a different view of what it means to be civilised?

The Greeks though, surely they were the most civilised of all previous civilisations?  No, they were just as bad.

In ancient times, the inhabitants of the Greek island of Crete practiced human sacrifice to appease gods whom they believed threatened them with earthquakes. In a December 20 lecture at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, archaeologist and lead excavator Maria Vlazaki-Andreadaki addressed the evidence of ritual sacrifice that occured at the ancient palace of Kydonia, located on a hilltop on Crete.
Vlazaki-Andreadaki explained that a “great disaster”—which per calculations from the Technical University of Crete corresponds to an earthquake around 6.5 to 7.5 on the Richter scale—prompted the ancient Kydonians to perform human sacrifice to appease the deities they thought were responsible, according to Archaeology News Network. In addition to various animal skulls, Vlazaki-Andreadaki and her colleagues discovered the skull of a young girl that had been “cut up” by a sword in an incredibly precise manner.
“It is a shocking image,” she told the audience, according to Archaeology News Network.

The earthquakes did not abate.

“We cannot avoid mentioning human sacrifice in Minoan Crete,” Vlazaki-Andreadaki, who also serves as the Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, said according to Archaeology News Network. “Finding the bones of the young woman, studying them, reassembling them on the skull, and observing their being split with a sharp instrument at their ‘seams’ in conjunction with ritual acts, should not be surprising.”

The reason it shouldn’t be surprising is that Greek mythology is rife with stories of human sacrifice, especially of young virgins. Periods of famine and natural disaster, as well as just before the onset of war, were the times in which ancient Greeks most typically turned to such practices, Archaeology News Network reported Andreadaki-Vlazaki as saying. These accounts tend to portray such victims meeting their fate willingly, if not particularly happily, and feeling a sense of duty.
In the lead-up to the Trojan War, King Agamemnon unwittingly angered the goddess Artemis by killing one of her sacred deer, upon which she essentially held the winds hostage—putting his fleet dead in the water—until he sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. In the setup of the tale of Theseus and the Minotaur, King Minos of Crete forced Athenians to compensate for the death of his son by sending seven young men and seven young women into his labyrinth, where the Minotaur would eat them. Those chosen were generally described as beautiful and virginal, according to Ancient History Encyclopedia.'
I like beautiful virgins as much as the next man, but prefer to keep them alive, call me uncivilised if you like, but 'thou shalt not kill' carries more weight for me than trying to appease an earthquake god. Oh, and the Greeks seem to be taking steps backwards as far as their choice of gods is concerned, so watch out if you're a Greek virgin female, who knows what may lie ahead? Mankind is intent on a certain kind of civilisation isn't it, the lust for human blood is always there. You ever wonder why, or more importantly, how we can turn into something better, something that is worthy of the word 'civilised'?

How about if we look at more recent civilisations?  The Japanese for example, what a fantastic country, great culture, so polite and deferential as a people. Surely they're near the pinnacle of civilisation? Actually, no, they'd be down at the bottom of the pile.

There's a long list at that link of the Japanese atrocities during the period of the Second World War, it's interesting that they even resorted to cannibalism:


Lord Russell relates the story of a young American pilot who was captured, murdered, and eaten by Japanese officers on the island of New Britain. The story is narrated by Havildar Chandgi Ram who had been shipped to New Britain with other Indian Army prisoners of war and forced to work as a slave labourer for the Imperial Japanese Army.
"On 12 November 1944, I was digging a trench for the Japanese in the Totabil area of New Britain. About 1600 hours, a single-engined United States fighter plane made a forced landing about a hundred yards away from where I was working. The Japanese from Go Butai Kendebo Camp rushed to the spot and seized the pilot, who could not have been more than twenty years old, and had managed to scramble out of the plane before the Japs could reach him.
"About half an hour from the time of the forced landing, the Kempei Tai * beheaded the pilot. I saw this from behind a tree and watched some of the Japanese cut flesh from his arms, legs, hips and buttocks and carry it off to their quarters. I was so shocked at the scene and followed the Japanese just to find out what they would do with the flesh. They cut it in small pieces and fried it.
"Later that evening, a senior Japanese officer, of the rank of major general, addressed a large number of officers. At the conclusion of his speech, a piece of fried flesh was given to all present who ate it on the spot."
Most would describe the Japanese as civilised back then, so how come they were merrily eating their fellow humans, and taking others as sex-slaves? What is missing from their nation is a set of rules, rules that set man apart from blood-thirsty cannibals, rules that don't come from other men, but from the only God that gives us wisdom and justice and freedom (from our own barbaric natures). You know his name, Jehovah, the God who also gave us His Son as a sacrifice to atone for the sins of those who believe in Him.

And so what about England and Wales today (and America too), the cradles of Western Christian faith? Surely we're civilised, even though we're no longer faithful Christian nations? We can't have forgotten the rules that Alfred the Great adopted from Jehovah (via Moses) already can we?

Sorry to disappoint you, but we're as bad as all of the civilisations mentioned above, if not worse.


The number of abortions carried out in England and Wales last year  (2014) was the highest in five years, driven by growing numbers of women in their 30s and 40s who are terminating a pregnancy, official figures show.
More women are having multiple abortions, according to the annual statistics released by the Department of Health. Almost four in 10 terminations are now carried out on women who have undergone the procedure before. Fifty women had each had eight terminations, the figures revealed.
In all, 185,824 abortions were carried out on women and girls in England and Wales last year. That was 1,253 (0.7%) more than the 184,571 performed in 2014, and the largest number since the 189,931 carried out in 2011.
(The Department of 'Health' is doing its job so well).

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service said: “The last decade has seen a considerable rise in the proportion of women having terminations who are either in a relationship or married.” Last year 70% of women ending a pregnancy were either married or had a partner – a big rise from 48% in 2005.
 (Tough luck fathers-to-be, but you have no say whatsoever in the life or death of your children these days, it's entirely up to the woman and the state, a lethal combination if ever there was one).

It's no brighter elsewhere in the West:

The West has, with the help of the suicidal progressive movement, caused its own decline. Italy has the lowest birth rates in 150 years, with a 1.4 percent fertility rate, Denmark 1.7 percent, Switzerland 1.5 percent, Portugal 1.2 percent and Germany 1.4 perent, according to 2016 numbers from World Bank. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and other surveys, abortion rates in Scandinavia, U.K. and France rate as high as 20-30 percent, Germany, Finland and Benelux 11-14 percent. Since abortion was first legalized in the 1970s, Germany has removed 120,000 annually, France around 200,000, Netherlands 30,000, Norway 15,000 yearly and Sweden 35,000. Tally the numbers; they are massive.
In the U.S., over 50 million have been lost to abortion since 1960, according to former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham in what he calls “The end of Christian America.” If you add the pictures of the screaming women, fuming with anger and rage in pro-abortion parades, you know you are watching the end of a culture. No childless society can survive.
During university fieldwork among Muslims in Kenya in 2004, I was confronted with the following paradox: A Muslim leader asked me why Westerners call Saudi Arabia “barbarians” when they chop off the hands of thieves as punishment for stealing. He was amazed that this Arabic custom could be so harshly denounced, with reference to human rights. Yet in the West, he pointed out, “The woman has the right to kill her own child,” saying that, unlike thieves, these children are innocent and gifts from God, and have committed no crime. He asked me: “Which culture is really barbarian? Which culture is most inhumane?”
The Mayans, the Aztecs, the Greeks, they were all sacrificing their fellow humans to their gods. Whilst that is still pure evil, the West today encourages women to sacrifice their own children simply as a lifestyle choice, just to supposedly give them more choices about how to live their lives, more freedom. It's the ultimate expression of progressive liberalism: murder your own innocent child whilst it is still in the womb, for your own freedom to live a life of debauchery, and don't spare a thought for the father either. Society generally doesn't blink an eye at these murders today, and in fact your rulers force you to pay taxes that are used to murder your own children.

The only route to a truly civilised nation is the one followed by Alfred the Great. Follow Jehovah and His laws. It's not complicated and it's not difficult to do. Be on guard for the evil-doers who will constantly be trying to move you away from God's ways, cast them out of your lands, or put them to the sword if need be, as long as you follow Jehovah's word on the subject and take His guidance, you can rest assured you will be creating civilisation and destroying evil-doers.

As always, I will finish up with a word of advice to my readers, some of whom may not be Christians. If you rely on men for your rules, you will turn to evil. If you rely on men to fight your battles, you will lose. If you rely on men to plan your economy, or to run your nation's affairs, you will end up with barbaric chaos. You may be aware that the West is nearing chaos, within 20 years, we'll be there.

Do not be so vain and foolish to think you can regain Christian civilisation with just the empty shell of Christian values, but without the faith. Jehovah will not be interested in a veneer of obedience, or a nod to His laws and commands and statutes. You willl only win this battle by personally seeking God, finding Him, and committing to live according to His ways. Not only will you win here on earth, you will win for eternity, and you will live a life full of love for your neighbours (not the whole world, just your neighbours), and a life blessed with huge families and cohesive tribes of your kith and kin. I pray that our men will wake up to this fact, and begin reading or listening to the Bible, as time is not on our side. Amen.

'When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 2And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people, 3And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; 4For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.'

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