Lately the atheist motion has made bashing faith virtually passe. They’d have us imagine that faith solely strips folks of fundamental rights when it’s not busy inspiring violence or taking cash. They’re in no place to complain. The individuals who needed to endure and even witness these horrible ceremonies have loads of proper to complain.
10. Scalp Dances
Whereas anybody who has seen any conventional westerns or Inglourious Basterds has heard of the Native American observe of eradicating the scalps of enemies, significantly amongst tribes just like the Apache. It’s a lot much less probably you’re conscious of the ceremony and etiquette that went into utilizing them for post-battle celebrations and ceremonies. For one, they had been to not be carried out if the victorious tribe had suffered heavy casualties or if the chief was wounded within the battle.
Moreover, the scalps had been to be given to the ladies for them. They’d be both paraded about triumphantly or to be dragged by means of the grime contemptuously. If there have been any grieving widows, the scalps had been for use to symbolically wipe away their tears as in the event that they had been facial tissues.
9. “Respectful” Mongolian Executions
Though the Mongols are closely related to seemingly senseless murders, because it occurred they’d protocol for placing sure revered figures to dying that was even worse than mere fast decapitation. They’d wrap them in fabric (rugs, a bag, and so forth.) after which crush them with stones or trampling horse hooves, usually slowly and virtually into paste to make sure dying. This was in order that none of their blood would contact the bottom out of a perception that if the blood of somebody of a royal (no matter whether or not they had been a Mongol or not) touched the bottom, it will offend their gods.
One of many extra noteworthy of the individuals killed this fashion was the Caliph of Baghdad in 1258 as a result of his dying destroyed the unified Islamic energy construction of the Center East and spawned virtually a millennium of brutal battle amongst Muslim branches.