Christianity being their greatest foe. In A. D. 634 they slaughtered thousands of Christians in Syria. Monasteries were ransacked and the monastics and the people were put to the sword. Beheadings were considered the preferred way for executions of those who resisted them.


rich metaphors drawn from the sky and sea
rich funereal language, baptism, burial and birth,
blossom and harvest, wise ones, witan’s children,
from the lips of childrenI learn that clinging
to life is not enough.


smoke over Mosul’s churches where once
the Jacobite heart of Christian belief was celebrated,
amongst the ruins of Nineveh, along the same back 
alleys that the Jews took to their synagogue
which had been there since the Prophet Zoroaster
3500 years ago.  Today Zoroaster’s  sons and daughters
buried all around Mosul. These Yezedi and Orthodox dead are a vestige
of a different way.


Salafist-devils sought to satiate their sin,
let's trace the infected stream back to its source
to this nest of vipers,
of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia. Look! You’ll find them there.
protected, these enemies of Voltaire
contaminate the very air.


◄ Before and After



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Paul Sayer

Sat 5th Dec 2020 16:22

After reading your piece 'Orthodoxy' I am suffering from a bad case of the bends John.😉

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Paul Sayer

Sat 5th Dec 2020 16:17

I will read and absorb you words John.

Your comment comes at just the time.

You write here of my eternal search.

You have indeed pointed the way, for this I think you.

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John Marks

Sat 5th Dec 2020 00:06

It is Paul. Throw off those dark feelings. As you live day by day you'll want to know why things are as they are and how can they change. Come on mate. Do it for Po!

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Paul Sayer

Fri 4th Dec 2020 23:48

I wish you were my teacher in early life.

Now I have lost interest in history and have little thought about the future and what it holds.

This is a dark place to be.

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