Advancing a Culture of Sacrifice

What are the signs of an advancing culture? Is it developing an alphabet and written language? Is it farming and improved technologies for higher quality and more productive farming? It is industrialization? It may be that each of these or all of these combined demonstrate advancements in cultures. One of the things that never occurred to Joy and I as a sign of advancement was the practice of human sacrifice! That is until I read Study Points to Human Sacrifice in Europe this week. The article is discussing strong evidence of human sacrifice in a period they date between 26,000 and 8,000 B.C. or what is called the Upper Paleolithic. The writer, Heather Whipps, states:

Human sacrifices have never been apparent in the archaeological record of Upper Paleolithic Europe, though they pop up much later among more complex ancient societies, such as the Egyptians. The Maya and the Aztec would also cut out hearts or toss victims from the tops of temples, historians say.

The new findings could mean the hunter-gatherers were more advanced than once thought.

Let’s think about this for a few moments.

What sort of human beings were being sacrificed? Well, it seems that a good portion of them were defenseless children and/or handicapped individuals, people with physical challenges or deformities. Some were pre-teens, one of the allegedly sacrificed individuals had congenital dysplasia . Another adolescent was a dwarf. The common theme here is that these sacrifices involved children. Why were they sacrificed? The writer doesn’t really know, and incidentally, does not seem bothered overmuch by the findings. There was no horror reflected in the foregoing remarks. However, what is asserted is that the presence of human sacrifice indicates a more advanced society than the simple hunter/gatherer type society that was previously envisioned. As the author notes:

The new findings could mean the hunter-gatherers were more advanced than once thought.

Even putting these two ideas, “advanced civilization” and “child sacrifice” together is rather breathtaking in its callousness, is it not? We would not call a society that practiced human sacrifice “advanced.” We would call it barbaric.

If however, child sacrifice does indicate an advanced civilization, then certainly western culture, in the last few centuries since the Christian worldview has been on the wane, has really “advanced” quickly – and is advancing ever more rapidly today as godlessness holds increasing sway over our culture. Let’s take a quick look back and track our “advancement.”

American Feminist leader, Victoria Woodhull, who in 1872 became the first woman to be nominated for president by a political party, stated,

Thus society, while expending millions in the care of incurables and imbeciles, takes little heed of or utterly ignores those laws by the study and obedience of which such human abortions might have been prevented from cumbering society with their useless and unwelcome presence. Grecian and Roman civilizations were, it is true, deficient in the gentler virtues, the excess of which in our day is hindering the progress of the race rather than helping or ennobling it. They, by crushing out the diseased and imperfect plants in the garden of humanity, attained to a vigor and physical development, which has never been equated since. And in so doing they were entirely in accord with nature, whose mandate is inexorable, that the “fittest” only shall be permitted to live and propagate. She is a very prodigal in her waste of individual life, in order that the species be without spot of blemish.

Not so our modern civilization, which rather pets its abortions and weaklings, and complacently permits them to procreate another race of fools and pigmies as inane and useless as themselves.

Then of course there is Margaret Sanger, who is greatly honored today as the founder of Planned Parenthood. She pushed the idea of advancing society through Eugenics even further than past adherents had. As a devout humanist and evolutionist, she advocated the elimination of “inferior” human beings, such as the poor and minorities. Their problems, in her view, weighed down society and held back the superior human stock – the wealthier and supposedly more highly evolved white race.

She bluntly defined “birth control,” a term she coined, as “the process of weeding out the unfit” aimed at “the creation of superman.” She often opined that “the most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it,” and that “all our problems are the result of overbreeding among the working class.”

Sanger frequently featured racists and eugenicists in her magazine, the Birth Control Review. Contributor Lothrop Stoddard, who also served on Sanger’s board of directors, wrote in “The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy” that “[w]e, must resolutely oppose both Asiatic permeation of white race-areas and Asiatic inundation of those non-white, but equally Asiatic regions inhabited by really inferior races.

Very inconveniently, Eugenics and the search for an evolved “superman” or super race took a hit with the advent of WW2, when one of its premiere adherents, gifted spokesman and “activist” Adolf Hitler, brought these lofty ideals into a bit of disrepute by actually applying them to a modern society, sacrificing millions of “unfit racial inferiors” in the process and plunging the whole world into a bloodbath. These events stalled the “advancement” for a time, but the evil movement never died; it just went underground until it was deemed safe to be dusted off and foisted upon us again, wrapped in the pretty paper language of “human rights.”

As Hitler’s atrocities were forgotten and the Judeo-Christian Worldview gave up ever more ground, the emboldened beast of human sacrifice awoke and abortion on demand was legalized in 1973. Euthanasia and infanticide are not all that far in the future, it seems to us. After all, now that we have grown used to sacrificing the defenseless young, why not move on to the defenseless aged? Grandma, get your gun! As we advance to infanticide, which is in fact already going on behind the scenes, we will leapfrog over the pitiful Mayans, Aztecs and Upper Paleolithic Europeans and become a super advanced culture.


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