mithras home -- introduction
FOR EXAMPLE MITHRAS
In dying and bleeding to death ritual transformation sets on: new life thrives from death. In unbounded chains of expectancies for deliverance, humanity proceeds in harrowing spans.
The victim's death in religious rites such as in the mystery of the Mithras cult (where the steer is being ritually killed) as well as in the rites of the Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, stands as a blood-sacrifice for expectancies of salvation.
In many blood-sacrifice rituals the pretence is demonstrated that the "sacrificer" (the slaughterer) is guiltless. Mostly it's the priests of the specific religion, who as agents of divine decree, carry out the slaughtering. But also any one of the believers that are devout and obedient to God themselves can slaughter the animal sacrifice and perform the sacred rituals.
Intentional killing through the hand of man - natural dying, is there not a mistaken confusion? When we recite for example the text from the Bible: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." (Jhn 12:24) aren't there two different forms of dying and two different forms of coming to life with all living beings, since a dying grain can't be set against the blood-victim.