Re: human sacrifices

John Pastore (venture@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Sat, 25 May 1996 01:03:12 +0000

On 25 May 96 at 10:38, mike shupp wrote:

> Common sense and military law both discriminate between
> "routine" or even "meritorious" killing in war and atrocities.
> Is it unreasonable to suggest that, without specifying the
> boundaries too precisely, there are "reasonable" levels of
> human sacrifice (executing convicts, say, or infanticide, or
> the ocassionally dispatched "messenger to the gods") and
> unreasonable? Surely _some_ of the Aztecs must have wondered
> if 80,000 sacrifices at one time was not a little excessive.
> I'm sure the neighboring cultures did. I do.

I lived across the street from the Melai (sp ?) defendents when
awaiting court martial in Atlanta. Very interesting --espcially
their shoot-out with a local biker gang who had surrounded the house
where they were under 'house' detention: "The Vault", an old French
consulate mansion. Whatever: Where do you get your evidence that the
Aztecs sacrificed 80,000, or even 20,000, or even 200 people at

Ka Xiik Keech Ya Utzil,

John Pastore
Writer/Guide in 'El Mayab'
("The Mayan Homeland")

"A teepee is a pyramid, isn't it?"