"This place is curious, this place is a non place. It’s not located in some secret corner of the soul, since there are no secrets; it’s actually devouring the entire inside, projecting itself on the outside… gaining substance, encouraging stings, thirst and hunger all around."
- Natura Principia
the fall of the West Roman Empire, most of the continent of Europe
had fallen in the Dark Ages. After the prosperous reign of many centuries, with
its demise The Roman Empire brought many centuries of darkness. This is the
natural order of things, and since society behaves like a living organism, it
translates natural laws upon itself as well.
this period The Eastern Roman Empire along with the Muslim World thrived in
every aspect: scientific, cultural, artistic. The Holy Catholic Church took the
matters in their own hands, and attempted to intervene in the affairs of the
catholic monarchies on the old continent in order to proclaim dominion over
them, and of course over the masses.
the turn of the centuries (10th and 11th), the Catholic
Church had proclaimed pax Dei (God’s Peace), a peaceful movement lead in God’s
name, which lead to treuga Dei (God’s Truce). This movement had spread among the catholic
monarchies in Europe, proclaiming that if any catholic monarch attacks another, than he’s to be an enemy of God, that is to
say, an enemy of the religion. The Holy
Church had used this
peaceful movement to its causes, to proclaim dominion over catholic christian
Europe. Right after that, in these peaks of prosper in the Dark Ages the church
proclaimed the formation of unity among all catholic monarchies in Europe, thus
forming corpus christianorum (Christian Body), being equal to corpus christi
(The body of Christ).
the destruction of the Church of the Holy Grave in Jerusalem,
the ruler al-Hakim provoked a response of catholic Europe, and soon after Jerusalem had been
controlled by the European monarchies, succeeding the First Crusade. At the end
of the 12th century, the great leader Salahudin returned The Holy Land in Muslim hands once again, after which the
English King Richard “The Lion Heart” started the Third Crusade which brought
several coastal cities in today’s Syria
and Lebanon in christian
hands, but not the city of Jerusalem.
I’m just going to mention the Second Crusade lead by the French Monarch Louis
VII, which ended up in a total fiasco.
than, and many millennia before, the Middle East
is drowning in its own blood; all of this because of several stones that are
deemed “Holy” by all of us…
last contemporary inter – christian conflict, occurred in 1999 with the
bombardment of Yugoslavia
by the NATO Alliance. At the turn of the last century the entire Western World entered the new century enjoying peace
among each other, and decided to spread “democracy” all over Middle
East, using means like: Arab Spring, aggressive negotiations, destruction and
upgrading the term collateral damage to some new meaning which none of us