Those who say The Holocaust never existed do so in ignorance. Equally ignorant are those who diminish the holocaust by claiming that the number of Jews kill by the Nazis was far less than the six million claimed by the Jews. While that may be, it is irrelevant to a holocaust, because it was the Jews themselves who proclaimed the mass killing of Jews during Nazi rule to be "The Holocaust." Those killings were not in fact a holocaust, but by the Jews proclaiming it as a holocaust, makes it a holocaust.
To understand this, it is necessary to understand sacrifice, not as Christians and Jews make it, but sacrifice as the Gods and Goddesses accept it. The Law of Sacrifice is a fulfillment of Maat, [Divine or Cosmic Justice], where a possession of value is surrendered in propriation or propitiation to a deity, and in its fulness it is The Law of Sacrifice and Forfeiture.
It is commonly believed that sacrifice is surrendering something of value for a greater good. It is not. And, where a sacrifice is required to fulfill Maat, and the sacrifice if prohibited by the laws of men, or their religion, then the Law of Sacrifice becomes the Law of Forfeiture where nothing is gained by the act.
The Jews declaration of "The Holocaust" was done with full knowledge that a holocaust is a religious sacrifice, and in making it "The Holocaust," the Jews assented to its presage of its actualization. They knew that "holocaust" comes from the Greek holocaustos, (Latin: holocaustum) in which the whole of the sacrificed animal is burned.
The Jews had their own burnt offering, or whole offering called "olah," and when the Jews translated their scriptures into the Greek language, Septuagint, the Greek religious sacrifice, holocaustos, replaced the Hebrew, "olah". That translation, according to Jewish tradition, was done by seventy-two inspired Jewish scholars who were kept apart, and in seventy-two days each made the exact, identical, translation of the Tanakh [acronym TaNaKa from Torah - Five Books of Moses, Nevi’im - Prophets and Ketuvim-Writings]. This means that the Jews accept all seventy-two of those translators as having been inspired to replace the Hebrew olah, with the Greek, holocaustos, (holocaust), thereby making a holocaust their religious sacrifice. Nor does it matter that the seventy-two scholars never existed, nor that it took several decades to translate the Septuagint, because when, and however the Tanakh was translated, replacing, olah with holocaustos was inspired.
The Greeks other sacrifices, the "thyesthai," which were a sharing of the sacrifice with the Gods and the community were kept out of the Septuagint by the same claimed inspiration. The Greeks believed that sacrifices were instituted by Prometheus at the beginning of time, and by adopting the holocaustos, the Jews assumed the portend of the offering. But it would take nearly 2,200 years for the Jews to acknowledge the holocaustos as The Holocaust.
The Latin, holocaustum, was erroneously used in medieval Europe to describe mass burnings of Witches and apostates, as well as massacres. During World War II the term was used to describe the mass annihilation of peoples regardless of ethnicity. However, after the war, the holocaust began to be used more specifically to refer to the destruction of European Jews.
When the nation of Israel was founded in 1948, the Jews used the Hebrew word, shoah, which means "calamity" or "destruction" as it's national day of remembrance; and, in 1953 Israel established the Yad Vashem as a "Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority." However, a few who understand the sacrificial implication of holocaust, use the Hebrew term shoah instead of holocaust, and both terms have become proper nouns, so instead of shoah, it is Shoah, and more correctly He Shoah (The Shoah) while the holocaust, has become "The Holocaust," thus giving it a special place above any other form of destruction, and making it unique to the Jews.
But that uniqueness also made it a holocaust, and while some Jews call it "He Shoah," The Holocaust is, now used by virtually every Jew, including those who object to its "sacrifice" nature. Furthermore, Jews have pushed for laws in Europe that criminalize denying "The Holocaust" or diminishing it, and buttress those laws with fines and imprisonment. This presents a problem. If it was "He Shoah" and not holocaust, then The Holocaust did not exist. However since the Jews insist that "The Holocaust" occurred then it was a religious-human holocaust; or more correctly, numerous human holocaust sacrifices.
To counter this dilemma, the Jews redefine sacrifice as being something given for a greater good; and because they can find nothing of "greater good" in the Nazi destruction of the Jews, it could not be a sacrifice. That, however, is not only bogus, but dishonors the deities to whom sacrifices are offered. Further, it was the Greeks and not the Jews who defined what a holocaust was, and it was the Jews, not the Greeks who adopted holocaustos as their own religious sacrifice; and, the holocaustos was a blood sacrifices, consumed by fire in propitiation, or appeasement of the chthonian Gods, even if the Jews rejected those Gods.
When done properly, the ritual took place at night. The animal was dark colored, and well cared for up to the time when it was killed with its head faced down towards the Underworld. But the purpose of the holocaust is not understood by Jews and Christians because they have rejected the Gods and Goddesses in favor of gods of their own creation. The holocaust offering of a pigs (which was sacred to the Gods and Goddesses) was made on propitious occasions, as well as before battle to dedicate the souls of the enemy who would be slain, as an offering to the chthonian Gods and Goddesses, where their spirits would be completely consumed.
Human sacrifices were not frequent among the Greeks, but neither were they unheard of as we find Agamemnon sacrificing his daughter, Iphigenia, prior to the Trojan war; Achilles' son, Neoptolemus, making a holocaustos sacrifice of Polyxena after that war; and, Menelaus sacrificing two Egyptian children on his return from the Trojan war.
Animal and human sacrifice had been practiced for thousands of years before the Jews, and the Bible, II Samuel 21:et seq., relates how the Jewish god commanded King David to sacrifice seven descendants of King Saul; and this sacrifice was done, not by Levite priests, but by Gideonites who were unrelated to the Jews. Furthermore, these males (one of whom was only two years old) were hanged and left hanging for many days, until King David finally had them taken down. This would have been in violation of Deuteronomy 21:23, which required the bodies of the hanged to be taken down before sunset. It also demonstrates that sacrifice in ancient Judah was far different from what modern Jewish scholars now claim it to be. The Jews also offered human sacrifices in the form of stoning of those who blasphemed their god, or who broke the Sabbath, or violated other Jewish laws. And of course there is the Christian concept of the Jews sacrificing Jesus as their lamb of god. In other words, Jesus was sacrificed instead of a lamb. And similarly as the Bible relates, David having done 900 years earlier, when he offered human sacrifices at his hands of the Pagan Gideonites, so, to the Christians claim the Jews sacrificed Jesus at the hands of the Pagan Romans.
Sacrifice is, therefore, not what the Jews say it is, but rather, a sacrifice is what is accepted by the Gods, regardless of who makes the sacrifice; and a holocaust is, among other things, a burnt offering to appease the Gods or Goddesses of the Underworld. One need only look at the circumstances of what the Jews call The Holocaust, to see that it was a form of holocaust in that hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Jews, were killed and then consumed in ovens at the Nazi concentration camps; and, there is no question that the Jews have accepted these deaths and burnings as a holocaust by calling it "The Holocaust." Nor does it matter that they also include every Jew who was killed under Nazi rule within their definition of The Holocaust. However, those Jews who were killed or died under Nazi rule, but whose bodies were not burnt, were more correctly a part of shoah, or destruction. However, by claiming that every Jew who died under Nazi rule was a holocaust makes those deaths religious sacrifices.
The Jews cannot claim what they call "The Holocaust" was not an actual sacrificial holocaust because it is the Gods and Goddesses, not the Jews, or those who perform the acts who determine what a sacrifice is. After all, the Romans did not consider crucifying Jesus to be a sacrifice, but his followers and later Christians believed it was not only a sacrifice, but a fulfillment of Jewish prophesy that the Jews would kill their own god. Further, since the Jews reject the Pagan Gods and Goddess, they are in no position to say what the Nazis did were not sacrifices to the chthonian Gods. Nor can they claim that Jesus was not a sacrifice which they had the Romans perform. The Christians certainly understood this, as in the Christian Bible, Matthew 27:25 when after the Roman, Pilate, washed his hands of the innocent blood of Jesus, Matthew quoted the Jews as saying, "His blood be on us, and on our children."
The Jews established, early in their creation fable that it was the gods who determined what was acceptable as a sacrifice. In Genesis, Able offer the sacrifice of a lamb which the Jewish god accepted, while Cain offered a sacrifice of the fruits of the ground, which their god rejected; and in Genesis 4:7 (KJV)the Jewish god tells Cain, "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?" This applies not only to the Jews who offered sacrifices until the time of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, but also to the Gidenites under King David before them, as well as the Romans and Nazis who followed. It is the Gods who determine what a sacrifice is and whether it is acceptable.
The Holocaust, then, holds an ominous portend in that a holocaust was never an end of sacrifices or forfeitures but rather only a sacrifice or forfeiture for one specific reason. Thus, The Holocaust has opened the possibility to there being further holocausts. Thus, by insisting that a holocaust took place under the Nazis, the Jews acknowledge future holocausts, and it is hubris for the Jews to tell the Gods, "Never again!" But it is even more hubris for the Jews to assume they can dictate what a holocaust is. One thing is certain, the Jewish holocaust was not and in the future, will not be sacrifices, but rather, a as in the past, forfeitures, which they have through The Holocaust accepted as their destiny. And since there were nearly 3,000 years between when the Jews claim their nation began under King Saul, and The Holocaust, time is irrelevant. But the Jews claiming to be Israel may be some indication.
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