Re-visiting The Middle Ages

There was a time when large populations believed that there was Evil in this world…a tangible force that somehow existed in opposition to the Good in the world…it took many forms and names, but the belief was serious, because it had to do with our very being…in recent centuries we have in the West largely discarded this belief as irrational religiosity…now however the stark nihilistic barbarism of ISIS has made some people and some governments re-think their understanding of Evil….maybe it really does exist so that now the baton has passed from the Evil of the Barbarians to the Nazis to this new Jihadist spirit inflaming the lives of thousands of angry disaffected young Arabs…as Shakespeare had one of his generals lead his troops, “Once more, men, into the breach!”
There was a time when large populations believed that there was Evil in this world…a tangible force that somehow existed in opposition to the Good in the world…it took many forms and names, but the belief was serious, because it had to do with our very being…in recent centuries we have in the West largely discarded this belief as irrational religiosity…now however the stark nihilistic barbarism of ISIS has made some people and some governments re-think their understanding of Evil….maybe it really does exist so that now the baton has passed from the Evil of the Barbarians to the Nazis to this new Jihadist spirit inflaming the lives of thousands of angry disaffected young Arabs…as Shakespeare had one of his generals lead his troops, “Once more, men, into the breach!”

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