Sunday, December 5, 2010

Andrei Paganism at Cancun

The ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel was invoked in the opening address by Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, in her opening address to delegates at Cancun.
"Excellencies, the goddess Ixchel would probably tell you that a tapestry is the result of the skilful interlacing of many threads," said Figueres, who hails from Costa Rica and started her greetings in Spanish before switching to English. "I am convinced that 20 years from now, we will admire the policy tapestry that you have woven together and think back fondly to Cancun and the inspiration of Ixchel."
I don't know about you but I personally have strong doubts about implementing "policy tapestry" inspired by Ixchel.

3 comment(s):

Lucia Maria said...

Great. Eventually human sacrifice will be mentioned as part of the tapestry. Some humans will have to suffer, so the rest of us can live prosperous lives.

Anonymous said...

Already happens, lucia, already happens.

Have you not heard of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for freedom? The mothers who became prostitutes so their children could eat? The coalminers who sacrificed their lives for profit?

And what is the catholic mass about?

ZenTiger said...

LRO, there is a big difference between people who willing choose to sacrifice themselves, and others who do the sacrificing. You appear not to realise the distinction. Mind you, many do not.

Also, the coal miners didn't choose to sacrifice themselves, so you would at least have to say: "the colaminers who were sacrificed for profit. But the evidence isn't in yet. Hold your horses.

And what is the catholic mass about?

Not about human sacrifice, in the way we are discussing it.

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