Next Sunday, the Christians celebrate their highest. Easter tells a strange, tragic story, which focuses on the murder of a prophet. This man from Nazareth, who was pulled a few years as an itinerant preacher through the country, is betrayed by Judas Iscariot, one of his faithful followers, in the garden of Gethsemane to the Roman occupying power, and after a short process on the hill of Calvary in Jerusalem.

So terrible this judicial murder, the curious story of salvation of the Christians viewed this killing as a necessary sacrifice. This is the only way the real miracle was possible, because three days after his death, Jesus Christ returned to the land of the Living for forty days, until he was finally returned permanently in the sky.

With his death, this Prophet had taken the sins of the people, and each further sacrifice unnecessary.

The Bible is full of stories of the Victims

A perfectly understandable request. The Old Testament is obsessed with the ritual slaughter of cattle, sheep and man. The deadly conflict between the brothers Cain and Abel about God-pleasing sacrifice, and it is significant that Abel was a sheep, but Cain field, offering fruits and his vegetables at his, apparently, meat-eating God a Favor.

Later, Abraham, the founder of the monotheistic religions of the world will be asked by God to kill his only son whose honor, and only at the last moment, the poor father of Isaac, may a Aries battles. Large parts of the Bible revolve around the victims.

Leviticus, the 3. The book of Moses, regulates the pedantic details of it. An anointed priest had to bring, for example, a flawless young bull to the tent of meeting, in order to kill them, to dip the Finger in the blood and to sprinkle seven times some of the drops on the front side of the curtain in the sanctuary, but the Rest of the Base of the altar, to pour out.

There are clear rules on what pastures with the to do with the kidneys, the loins, and the liver, and because there are different victims and different animals, the instructions in length.

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Jesus wanted to put the victim of a cult to an end – with no success

It is understandable, if Jesus Christ is the one neurosis wants to put an end to this. His own death should make the bloody cult superfluous. A captivating idea – unfortunately it didn’t work, on the contrary.

Instead of the victim to give up, followed in the last two thousand years, many of Jesus’ model. The voluntary death for a higher Ideal is an integral part of Western culture. The early Christian martyrs, who preferred to be in the Roman arenas by lions rather than deny their Faith, and are venerated by the Church as Holy.

The victim was not on the Religion is limited. To die for the Fatherland on the fields of honor, is the core of any nationalist ideology, and until today, the ultimate claim of military duty.

Also in the civil Form, in politics, the idea of a necessary personal sacrifice. Recently, the Secretary-General of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo asked, in an Interview, it would have to be more people willing to risk their lives for human rights. Perhaps the activist wished for just a wider commitment to humanist values, but he confirmed the Tradition of a harmful policy which should overcome a post – heroic society.

Anyway, if you want to combat challenges such as climate change effectively.

misunderstood sinfulness

The victim of the idea of sin inevitably. It is more than a mistake, more than a crime. Sin is a violation against the divine, against the natural order. To atone for you, there needs to be a victim. Climate change, however, is not the sum total of many personal sins. He is the result of a historical and technological development that has brought our civilization, prosperity and progress.

20. Century without the oil. The development of the economy, science, the emergence of a broad middle class, social security systems and for broad circles of affordable mobility in need of a cheap source of energy.

The harmful effects do not follow from the sinfulness of the people. However, environmental policy is too often a question of morality. Meat consumption and flight are shown to travel as personal sins, because you have to go to the selfishness of the long-term well-being of the society. Who does not understand this and does not repent in his last liable to Do, I expect the Apocalypse.

If the consequences of climate change are described, then draw a direct connection to the divine Plagues. Flood, drought, fire towers are the tried-and-tested resources with those of the Christians, and God punished the people for their sins. Prior to that, he sends a warning, nowadays, a child prophetess from Sweden.

Technological development is better than sacrifice cult

The Western man understands and knows what is required of him. He should bring a sacrifice on the holiday trip and the fillet of veal, waive or discharge by offset his CO2 emissions or higher taxes accepted. These strategies are based on an irrational idea in the context of sin, sacrifice, punishment, and forgiveness. A solution for the global challenge of climate change, you are not ready.

ultimately, the climate deniers act rationally. They represent their own, short-term, economic interest. This applies to the American President, not in spite of his hairstyle with the devil, not with Evil and not with the sin in the bunch. He promises the U.S. economy and their own voters, a cheap resource, and hopes to have your support.

Donald Trump is none of the prophetess convert. Its harmful policy is the only reasonable means available to change. Fight. This is all the more true for China and India, two of the three countries with the highest CO2 emissions. You will by no moral environmental policy, to the economic development prevent. For Christian victims of mysticism, they are not receptive, but for technological developments and solutions that enable prosperity and progress.

ingenuity, curiosity, the human strength to overcome a crisis – this would be more helpful than a battle of ideologies, between Good and Evil, between the righteous and the sinners, which determines the environmental policy. Quite apart from the fact that China and India are the countries at the forefront, as measured by Per capita emissions, however, only to 40. or 104. Follow spot. (Switzerland is in this rank list ranked 59.)

climate change needs collective

In this sense are dissolved, a person in Mumbai or Shanghai, from a environment would not have to fear a conscious God, as a Zurich or Hamburg.
climate change is a collective Problem and can only be collectively solved.

The irony of the Christian Easter story is the fact that Christ wanted to overcome the victim, but the ultimate symbolism and delivered. Every year on good Friday for the Christians, one-third of the world’s population to summon these ominous connection between sin, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

You may recall in the week of Easter to Isaiah, a Prophet of the Old Testament, and one of its greatest Poets. 700 years before Jesus Christ, as God, through him, his Weariness of this cult proclaims: “What am I supposed to do with Your many Victims? Bring me no more useless gave me a vile stench!”