I’ve always been fascinated by the history of Christianity. I am particularly interested in the evil side of its success in becoming the dominant religion (Roman Catholicism) of the world. And because of this I’m a bit well-read when it comes to writings about Inquisition, Reformation and, most of all, the Great Witch Hunt.
I am no heretic; in fact I believe that there could not possibly be no God. It’s the men of the cloth and their blind followers who claim to be godly when in fact they’re nothing but chauvinistic pigs that I have a great deal of problem with. So while it could be true that there were strains of folks during the Middle Ages who defied the rise of Christianity through the practice of witchcraft, among other things, I’ve always had this lingering feeling that it was only used as an excuse to cleanse the society of women by burning them at the stake as witches.
This is going to be a long discussion, women having been put down and tyrranized all throughout history by men, so I’m not going to the gory details anymore, and anyway I think I’ve written about my thoughts on this back on my first few posts on this blog. Let’s just suffice it to say now that I am not afraid to stand up for and identify myself with something, especially when I know that it is only being ganged up by fully-equipped, powerful scare tactics.
In my past place in the sun
in a time immemorial from now
when chivalry was never really around
I held a damned, mortal belief
that I resolved to guard with my life.
So deep in the dead of the night
in the heart of the woods
together with my lovely, wicked pals
who like me chose to be ugly and unpopular
I’d don my pointy, mischievous hat
and dress up in black, black, black
and then we’d chirp and hopscotch
’round a cauldron wherein cooking up
were herbs and some funny shrubs
which after became the salves
that we’d smear on our bodies, besoms:
Whereupon we came flying with Diana,
the goddess of the moon, hunting, wild animals
and of us the heretics and pagans!
In the nightsky we’d dance in trance
in transit with the supernaturals and mutants
horrifying to those who suck
the dicks of their man-made gods