Yet one of the main purposes of religious truth is to bring these cycles to a close. Christ's act of (anti)sacrifice was meant to be such an act.
I agree. Christ preached peace & harmony but there are a lot of things in human nature that get in the way of that. Desires that can't be satisfied create cycles of pain & pride & greed are never satisfied.
"Man is free, but his freedom ceases when he has no faith in it."