Ohmyrus, writing in the online journal Annaqed, has this to say about “Allah, the god of war”:
The Aztecs believed that without human sacrifices to their gods, the world might come to an end or that their crops will fail. This belief created a big demand in human sacrifices and kept the Aztec state perpetually at war with its neighbors. Prisoners of war and criminals were constantly needed for sacrifices. Thus their religion is a religion of war because their religious beliefs compel them to wage war.
It is fortunate for the world that Cortez and his Spaniards were not tolerant, multiculturalists and moral relativists. Otherwise, in the name of religious tolerance, the Aztec gods would still be worshiped today. Instead, Cortez ordered their temples to be converted into churches. Those who resisted were dealt with in the familiar 16th century way — they were killed.
If Aztec gods had survived to this day, what would the multiculturalists say?
I think they might say something like this:
“You may not agree with the quaint Aztec custom of human sacrifice and the wearing of human skins. But we must not judge them. Remember, what seems bad to you is good to others. Instead, let us enjoy mankind’s rich tapestry of different cultures and religions. Oh by the way, if you happen to visit Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) on their festival days, be sure to wear a suit of armor. You don’t want to lose your skin, er, I mean wallet.”
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I think that modern Americans should be grateful that the 16th century Spaniards were intolerant people. They were intolerant because they were confident that their culture and religion were superior to that of the Aztecs. Otherwise, modern Americans would be having far more trouble with their illegal Mexican immigrants.
But what of the Europeans whose immigrants come from Muslim lands? I fear that they are out of luck because Allah, like Huitzilopochtli, Thor and Mars, is a god of war — the only god of war still worshiped in the 21st century.
It’s important to remember how we arrived here in this lotus-strewn idyll we call Western civilization.
We were preceded by innumerable ruthless and bloodthirsty men who cleared the ground and tilled the soil so that soft and law-abiding people like ourselves could enjoy the fruits of peace.
It’s not a given that the world will remain this way.
One day, without realizing how we got there, we could find ourselves on the altar atop the pyramid, with the priest of the sun in full feathered regalia bending over us, stone knife in hand…
Hat tip: Fjordman.