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Monday, March 12, 2007

On Human Sacrifice and Global Warming

Maya to 'cleanse' sacred site after Bush visit

GUATEMALA CITY, March 9 (Reuters) - Mayan leaders will spiritually "cleanse" ancient ruins in Guatemala after a visit by U.S. President George W. Bush, unpopular here because of foreign policies going back to Central America's civil wars. The leaders said they would hold a spiritual ceremony to restore "peace and harmony" at the Mayan ruins of Iximche after Bush tours the site on Monday. "No, Mr. Bush, you cannot trample and degrade the memory of our ancestors," said indigenous leader Rodolfo Pocop during a press conference. "This is not your ranch in Texas." Bush will arrive on Sunday night in Guatemala, his second-to-last stop on a five-country tour of Latin America, where his approval ratings are low. His visit sparked violent protests in Brazil and Colombia. Social groups are organizing marches against his visit to Guatemala . . .
"We reject this portrayal of our people as a tourist attraction," said Morales Toj, who heads a national Mayan youth movement. "We will burn incense, place flowers and water in the area where Mr. Bush has walked to clean out the bad energy.
Is it just me, but last I checked the Mayans used to practice human sacrifice?

From murals in Bonampak (source)

IN other news . . .
I highly recommend the Great Global Warming Swindle . . .
The truths behind the myth of Global Warming are fascinating.
It's long, but it's worth it.

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Tamara said...

Umm, you said the key words: USED TO

Don't forget, we too used to do sacrifice, albeit animals. Many would say that is archaic and wrong.

I think it's important to recognize other people's heritages, cultures, customs. Afterall, as Jews, spreading light can occur by having respect for all nations; true respect is an attempt at understanding as opposed to turning our noses up. We do believe that G-d created all things on earth...including the Mayans.

Personally, if they feel Bush (or anyone) defiles a holy site, it's their perogative to cleanse it. I'm pretty sure Jews have done this (I'm guessing here) when a holy site has been disrespected.

Mottel said...

For the record, I am actually well versed in Mayan history . . . but that's another story.
What I pointed out was the irony of how a site of human sacrifice -a site where human blood was shed (which can not be compared to animal sacrifice -even for those who wish to say it is archaic) must be purified from President Bush's visit.

tikkunger said...

Hey, so by post this video are saying that global warming is myth?

I am just trying to figure out you are saying here?

Mottel said...

The warming of the world is real -but not catastrophic and definitely not apocalyptic.
Global warming is a natural phenomenon . . .
Many things that we hear are myths, or assumptions -watch the video even in part.