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Punctuation is the dressing of your word salad... use it
10/7/2008 7:50:20 PM
Smells Like a Monkey
Yeah, I remember playing with Mad Libs when I was a kid too...
10/7/2008 7:51:04 PM
the spanish didn't actually, convert most of them, they...well...killed most of the natives, that's why we think it's bad.
Also, they stole the natives gold.
10/7/2008 7:51:04 PM
10/7/2008 7:52:22 PM
The Aztec had sacrifices to their gods, the Spanish had the Inquisition in the name of theirs.
Any guesses as to which killed more?
10/7/2008 7:54:10 PM
I answered this question on Y!A. Copypasta time!
1. The Spanish converted Aztecs to Christianity by force. Saying "I believe" because you'll get killed if you don't is very different from saying "I believe" because you actually believe. Surely you recognize that.
2. How are you so sure 50 human sacrifices were made every day? I have never seen these figures--you'll have to show me where you got this, or I'm not inclined to believe it. Even if it's true, the Spanish still killed a lot more Aztecs than would have been sacrificed. They deliberately spread diseases among the natives through such means as smallpox-infected blankets. Within 50 years, the Aztec population had dwindled to 10% of its size at the time the Spanish had arrived.
3. The Spanish stole gold from the natives, and in most cases worked them to death to mine more gold. Sounds like kind of a raw deal for the natives.
4. The Mayan civilization may have vanished before the Spanish came, but not the Incas. The Aztecs lived in what is now Mexico. The Incas lived in the Andes, in South America. Their empires never even overlapped. The Spanish conquered both Aztecs and Incas. Learn your history.
10/7/2008 7:54:50 PM
Thou shalt not kill.
Aztec sacrifices = bad
Christian slaughter of Aztec = bad
Ends do not always justify means.
10/7/2008 7:56:20 PM
You are a sick, twisted person... get to a pshrink asap!
10/7/2008 7:57:10 PM
They stole gold.
They killed natives.
Brought over diseases.
10/7/2008 7:58:51 PM
Genocide for Jesus!
10/7/2008 7:59:21 PM
Mass murder in the name of invisible cloud man = good, then?
10/7/2008 8:00:49 PM
Periods and capitalization are your friends:)
How is it possibly good when one culture almost completly wipes out another, all in the name of religion?
My son just did a project on the Aztec, they had 18 festivals per year and 1 human sacrifice per festival. I agree that is 18/yr too many, but I think the Spanish Christians killed many many more is a shorter amount of time.
10/7/2008 8:02:03 PM
It's called pillaging.
10/7/2008 8:05:47 PM
If we have to explain it to you, you won't understand.
10/7/2008 8:07:11 PM
"Can you believe it?! Those heathens were killing people in the name of their bloody god!"
"So, what did you do?"
"Well, we killed them all, of course.... you know... in the name of God."
".... I'm going away now."
10/7/2008 8:11:19 PM
10/7/2008 8:12:47 PM
The xtian tirst for blood:
Two millenia of slaughter for jebus.
10/7/2008 8:23:01 PM
While I don't agree with human sacriface, that did not make it alright for the Spanish to come in and slaughter the Aztecs and turn them into slaves.
Make no mistake, the Spanish Conquest of South America was only benifical to the Spanish. The Aztecs where destroyed by it.
10/7/2008 8:31:22 PM
And how many did the Spanish kill every single day for the next 300 years?
You've never, ever heard of Bartolomeo de las Casas, have you? He was waaaaay too good a Christian for you.
10/7/2008 8:31:47 PM
Not win win for the aztecs.
10/7/2008 8:43:54 PM
Congratulations. You're an asshole.
10/7/2008 8:57:51 PM
why does everyone think that when the spanish conquered the aztecs it was a bad thing
Because conquering and subjagating a people is never a good thing.
it was a good thing for everyone
As long as you were a spaniard.
the aztecs killed 50 people like every single day
Where did you get those figures from? I highly doubt that they are correct.
when christianity came it saved lots of people from being sacrificed
By killing or enslaving them?
now the mexicans are christians so they are saved
The mexicans are mostly Catholic not Protestant, they don't go for the whole saved/born again deal. Besides most protestant don't consider Catholics to be christian.
the spanish got gold
So far this is the only true statment you have made.
its a win win for everyone
Except for all the natives who were killed or enslaved.
why do some people think it was bad
Once again, because slaughtering and enslaving a native people is never good. Treating those that survived the attempted genocide as second class citizens is never good. How would you feel if Scientologists invaded your homeland and told you to give them all you wealth and the convert to Scientology or die? Would that be ok? Because that is exactly what you are saying.
10/7/2008 9:28:59 PM
So as long as you convert someone, it's totally okay to murder them (as long as it's through non-sacrificial means), pillage their natural resources and deny them self-governance for centuries.
Why... ladies and gentlemen, I think we have our justification for the Iraq War! We just have to keep going until they're all Christians, and then everything else is okay! And hey, if it takes awhile... all the better.
10/7/2008 9:33:35 PM
Periods are your friends.
10/7/2008 9:40:24 PM
The Conquistadors cared not a whit about the Aztecs religious practices. The only wanted the gold, to the point the Aztecs called them "The Eaters of Gold".
And no, the Aztecs did NOT kill 50 people a day, or there wouldn't have been anyone left for the Spaniards to murder.
10/7/2008 9:54:42 PM
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