If you look directly at the wall you get a different viewpoint then if you hover above the neighbourhood. You are correct from the angle you are taking. But consider the history of blood sacrifice. It is an appalling practice in the species generally and particularly strong in Judaism. If the human race could not get over this practice, no ethical society could ever be possible.
The greatest extention of the rebellion against blood sacrifice is “Just War Theory.” This was proposed by Augustine and developed further by Aquinas and Grotius. The Jews have always rejected this body of thought. We see this with their false flag terrorism. But JUST WAR THEORY is still official Christian theology.
Just war theory is the only hope for our species. Yet JWT could never have come out of the Aztecs or directly from the Jews. JWT had to come out of a tradition that was shot through with the Greek concept of LOGOS and attached most emphatically to the idea of NO MORE.
No more blood sacrifice ever. The last human sacrifice had to come from the highest authority …… and not at HIS behest, which would be cruel and hypocritical. The last ethically mandated blood sacrifice had to be OF the highest authority. Then the word had to go out that that’s it “THAT IS IT!!!!!!!” and no more.
Now notice the immense subtlety of the saviour. Though he kept his cards close to his chest, he was playing the longest possible game, and we have the hope that he has saved every one of us. In the sense that we still have the hope that he has saved the human species as a whole.
We can see that his cryptic nature, and esoteric lessons, were the correct approach, when we compare Western civilization to the other so-called Great civilisations. GRAND STRATEGY tells us that little is gained by spelling everything out and being overly obvious.
Up until about the 11th century India was a “Great Civilisation.” China is more than a match for the West in the opinion of many fairminded students of history.
But Just War Theory came directly out of the Christian West. It did not and could not come from another tradition, even if that tradition was superior in many ways. It could never come out of evolution strictly speaking. Because evolution must breed a certain cut-throat evil into the hearts of the intelligent organism. JWT could only come out of something so strange and off-key as the story of the Gospels.
It is for this reason that even a good atheist should see the Saviour of Christianity as his (the atheists) saviour as well. Because the instinct for blood sacrifice is deeply imbedded in DNA or at least our human makeup.
But the saviour, by his actions said “one last time and never again” in a way that could affect people in any era, and could influence individuals at every level of sophistication.