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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Too Many Saviours

The Irish actor and (bad) singer, Richard Harris, wrote and recited this poem on British and Irish radio during "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland around 1969.

He speaks in the voice of Jesus, indicting and condemning and cursing all of those on BOTH sides of Northern Ireland's civil war who pretended it was a "religious" war, with Christ on "their side".

It is equally applicable to all "religious" wars, and in fact to all wars, because all wars are really fratricidal, but especially putatively "religious" wars.The current events in Gaza reminded me of this: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=thlszLrDjOM

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