My OP was talking about the Yazidis stranded on top of a mountain.
The first post by FF, brought up the religious beliefs and practices of the Yazidis which he suggested could be improved by using a cargo cult.
I interpreted that post as meaning that FF did not care for the Yazidis because of their beliefs.
My impresssion is that FF doesn't care for the beliefs of the Yazidis, for at least two specific reasons. Both reasons, by the way, indicate that FF is actually quite appropriately objecting to harming both infants and animals.
And also his flippant comment about imposing a cargo cult also made me think that he thought that somebody aught to go there and change their beliefs!
Stating a flippant preference for a cargo cult to replace religious practices that include harming both infants and animals in rituals is quite a bit different than imposing
anything. (Totally going off on a tangent for a moment:Cargo cults have a fascinating history if you're at all interested in sociology. They present some unique opportunities to observe a religion from it's literal inception through to the creation and enacting of rituals intended to earn favor with a deity. And there's tangible benefit to the cultists in that the cargo (signs of favor from the cargo God) often has many items of genuine value, like foods and other life sustaining supplies. Again, this might be unique in modern religious traditions. They actually get tangible benefit - unrelated to their worship, of course, but at least more understandable than most other traditions in that respect.)
By supplying aid by means of a cargo cult is using a lot of the worst practices that xtians have been using for thousands of years.
I'm curious about what connection you are making to the worst practices of xtians. I have opinions about what practices are particularly bad, but have no idea which ones you are referring to. But before we get into that...
This is where it all went off the rails I think. You brought up the issue of humanitarian aid in response to that post, not prior to it. Humanitarian aid wasn't part of the discussion, nor relevant to FF's post as I'm understanding it.
Foxy, am I misunderstanding your post? Were you referencing humanitarian aid?