You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #51: I was right the first time. All religions were founded on the need [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Religion/Theology Donate to DU
Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 04:06 PM
Response to Reply #47
51. I was right the first time. All religions were founded on the need
to channel violence against one sacrificial victim. Then that sacrificial violence was ritualized, and VOILA! Religion.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -"Washed in the blood of the Lamb" ayeshahaqqiqa  Jul-18-09 11:28 AM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-18-09 11:35 AM   #1 
  - If I didn't make it clear,  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 11:39 AM   #3 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-18-09 11:44 AM   #8 
  - It doesn't sound too appealing to me.  panader0   Jul-18-09 11:37 AM   #2 
  - Nor to me  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 11:41 AM   #5 
  - a quick and dirty response  VAliberal   Jul-18-09 11:40 AM   #4 
  - Thank you!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 11:49 AM   #11 
  - It's just the metaphor you've already noticed  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-18-09 11:41 AM   #6 
  - Actually, I was going to ask a similar question based on a country music song.  Misskittycat   Jul-18-09 11:42 AM   #7 
  - We may have heard the same song  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 11:55 AM   #13 
     - No, I didn't. I've studied a lot of Jewish history but that never came up.  Misskittycat   Jul-18-09 01:13 PM   #30 
  - It comes from the Book of Revelations  TomClash   Jul-18-09 11:45 AM   #9 
  - Thank you!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 11:58 AM   #14 
     - Revelations reads like . . .  TomClash   Jul-18-09 12:04 PM   #16 
        - Actually, Mom told me,  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 12:05 PM   #18 
  - Technically speaking, they ALL 'bathed in the blood' of sacrifice.  RaleighNCDUer   Jul-18-09 11:47 AM   #10 
  - Thank you very much  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 12:02 PM   #15 
  - It could be a carryover from Roman idol worship--I think they did the same sort of thing, with bull  MADem   Jul-18-09 11:50 AM   #12 
  - Oh my goodness!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 12:04 PM   #17 
     - You're welcome. IIRC, they'd slaughter the bull and dump the blood  MADem   Jul-18-09 12:14 PM   #19 
     - OK, here's a good academic source for you...  onager   Jul-18-09 12:42 PM   #27 
     - Thank you for a thoughtful and respectful post  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 01:00 PM   #28 
     - The cult of Mithras did this.  Critters2   Jul-18-09 03:07 PM   #34 
  - when researching the significance of lyrics  Mr Generic Other   Jul-18-09 12:16 PM   #20 
  - Thank you for this information  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 12:23 PM   #22 
  - It does sound sinister, don't it?  juno jones   Jul-18-09 12:21 PM   #21 
  - It is sad but true  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 12:27 PM   #24 
  - Eating Blood is Forbidden in Judasim  On the Road   Jul-22-09 06:37 PM   #57 
  - The Lamb is Jesus Christ.  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-09 12:24 PM   #23 
  - How kind of you to find the quotation!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 12:29 PM   #25 
     - Hmm...  immoderate   Jul-18-09 01:32 PM   #32 
  - "washing in the blood of the lamb " is a concept  left is right   Jul-18-09 12:36 PM   #26 
  - I hadn't thought of the Exodus story this way before  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 01:02 PM   #29 
  - Thanks everyone for the informative replies. n/t  Misskittycat   Jul-18-09 01:19 PM   #31 
  - Oh, man, that brings back memories.  Yunomi   Jul-18-09 01:32 PM   #33 
  - It is amazing who our teachers are  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 07:04 PM   #38 
  - For the best explanations of the role of sacrifice in religion  Critters2   Jul-18-09 03:11 PM   #35 
  - Thanks for the author  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 07:04 PM   #39 
  - It came from Mithraism.  frogmarch   Jul-18-09 04:12 PM   #36 
  - How fascinating  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 07:09 PM   #40 
  - Well, when you worship this as the symbol of your religion...  RC   Jul-18-09 04:31 PM   #37 
  - It is interesting that Christianity's teachings  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 07:15 PM   #41 
  - All religions were founded on death, violence and sacrifice.  Critters2   Jul-18-09 09:35 PM   #42 
     - Interesting take on things  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-09 09:43 PM   #43 
        - I know Girard mentions Buddhism in his _Things Hidden from the Foundation of the World_.  Critters2   Jul-18-09 11:40 PM   #44 
           - Oh yeah, the caste system  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-19-09 08:27 AM   #46 
  - All religions are bloody.  Critters2   Jul-19-09 01:40 AM   #45 
     - Perhaps better to say that all people are bloody (ie violent  hedgehog   Jul-19-09 02:15 PM   #47 
        - More that we don't need to be proselytized by flaming hypocrites.  onager   Jul-20-09 01:25 AM   #48 
        - Oh yeah, well if science and rationality is so great, what about  hedgehog   Jul-20-09 01:44 PM   #49 
        - Exactly. All social groups engage in scapegoating--  Critters2   Jul-20-09 04:13 PM   #54 
        - By naming all these individuals you feel okay about hating,  Critters2   Jul-20-09 04:07 PM   #52 
        - Yes, I refuse to let a preacher tell me how SINFUL and awful I am.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jul-20-09 03:05 PM   #50 
        - Your hatred of Christians is an example of the scapegoating  Critters2   Jul-20-09 04:10 PM   #53 
           - They've gotten in my face and hassled me for decades.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jul-20-09 11:13 PM   #56 
        - I was right the first time. All religions were founded on the need  Critters2   Jul-20-09 04:06 PM   #51 
           - I think religion can sometimes offer a means of channeling violence inherent  hedgehog   Jul-20-09 04:42 PM   #55 
  - The Lamb of God  kwassa   Jul-22-09 09:22 PM   #58 
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Religion/Theology Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC