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34872Y171 In 1187 Saladin defeated the crusader...

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ARMY
AT THE BATTLE OF HATTIN
AND CONQUERED JERUSALEM.
IN RESPONSE THE POPE LAUNCHED
THE THIRD CRUSADE TO RECAPTURE THE HOLY CITY.
IMAGINE A YOUNG ENGLISH NOBLEMAN NAMED JOHN,
WHO LEFT HOME TO FIGHT SALADIN. JOHN BELIEVED THAT HIS ACTIONS HAD AN OBJECTIVE MEANING?
He believed that if he died ON THE CRUSADE, after death his soul would ascent to heaven, where it would
enjoy everlasting celestial joy! He would have been horrified to learn that the soul ànd heaven are jùst stories
invented by humans?! John wholeheartedly believed that ìf he reached the Holy Land, and if some Muslim
warrior with a big moustache brought an axe down on his head, he would feel an unbearable pain, his ears
would ring, his legs would crumble under him, his field of vision would turn black - and the very next moment
he would see brilliant light all around him, he would hear angelic voices & melodious harps, & radiant winged
cherubs would beckon him through a magnificent golden gate! John thus had a very strong faith in all this,
because he was enmeshed within an extremely dense & powerful web of 'meaning'! His earliest memories
we're of Grandpa Henry's rusty sword, hanging in the castle's main hall? Èver sìnce he was a toddler John had
heard STORIES of Grandpa Henry who died in the Second Crusade & who ÌS NÒW RÈSTING WITH
THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN, WATCHING OVER JOHN ÀND HÌS FAMILY! Zó gezien kan iedere moslim,
jood, boeddhist, christen, communist, anarchist & whateverist zalig voor eeuwig genieten mits
men maar genoeg hersens inslaat van vijanden, of die onthoofd om te krijgen
'wat is beloofd'? Maagden, helden, soldaten, bijgelovigen, gapende knapen,
apen, robots, 'mannen GODS' vertrouwend
op de Eeuwige Rots
die uitsteekt boven
't aardse
kots?